Hesperocyparis macrocarpa (Hartw. ex Gordon) Bartel

Phytologia 91: 182 (2009) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Widely spreading tree to 20 m high. Bark brown, becoming whitish with age, shallowly ridged. Branches horizontally spreading; branchlets quadrangular or terete, in 2-dimensional sprays. Leaves usually c. 2 mm, up to 8 mm long on lower stems, dark green, lacking gland on abaxial surface; apex obtuse or acute. Male cones oblong or elliptic, to 5 mm long. Female cones ovoid to cylindrical, 20–50 mm long; scales 8–14, each with 6–20 seeds. Seeds warty.

*CVU, *DunT, *GipP, *Glep, *Gold, *HNF, *HSF, *OtP, *OtR, *Strz, *VVP, *WaP. Native to California, USA. Cupressus macrocarpa is a massive, widely spreading, flat-crowned tree, branching low down. Widely grown as windbreaks, hedges and street trees, and known to self-seed in some areas.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2014-07-07
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Hesperocyparis macrocarpa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hesperocyparis macrocarpa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present naturalised
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Otway Plain present naturalised
Warrnambool Plain present naturalised
Goldfields present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Dundas Tablelands present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised
Highlands-Northern Fall present naturalised
Otway Ranges present naturalised
Strzelecki Ranges present naturalised

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory