Hesperocyparis glabra (Sudw.) Bartel

Phytologia 91: 181 (2009) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Broad columnar or conical trees to 23 m high, sometimes shrubby. Bark cherry-red, peeling in thin plates. Branches horizontally spreading when young, ascending with age; branchlets terete, in 2-dimensional sprays. Leaves usually c. 2.5 mm, up to 4 mm long on lower stems, glaucous, with pit-like resin gland on abaxial surface; apex acute, sometimes with spreading, hooked mucro. Male cones subglobular, 2–5 mm long. Female cones globular or cylindrical, 20–30 mm long; scales 6–8, each with numerous seeds. Seeds warty or smooth, with a blue waxy coating.  

*Gold, *VRiv. Native to Arizona, USA. Planted as an ornamental tree. Known only from a few scattered records in central Victoria.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2014-07-07
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-15
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
class Pinopsida
order Pinales
family Cupressaceae
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Hesperocyparis glabra in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hesperocyparis glabra in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present introduced
Goldfields present introduced

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory