Cupressus bakeri


Fl. Calif. 1: 61. 1909.

Common names: Baker cypress Modoc cypress
IllustratedEndemicConservation concern
Synonyms: Cupressus bakeri subsp. matthewsii C. B. Wolf Cupressus macnabiana var. bakeri (Jepson) Jepson
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 2.

Trees to 30 m; crown broadly columnar, sparse. Bark smooth at first, later building up in layers. Branchlets decussate, 0.5–1.3 mm diam. Leaves with conspicuous, pitlike, abaxial gland that produces drop of resin, slightly glaucous. Pollen cones 2–3 × 2–2.5 mm; pollen sacs 3–5. Seed cones globose, mostly 1–2 cm, silvery, not glaucous; scales 3–4 pairs, usually covered with resin blisters, umbos often prominent, those of distal scales erect, to 4 mm. Seeds mostly 3–4 mm, light tan to medium brown, not glaucous to slightly glaucous.

Habitat: Mixed evergreen forests
Elevation: 1100–2000 m


Of conservation concern.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

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James E. Eckenwalder +
Jepson +
Baker cypress +  and Modoc cypress +
Calif. +  and Oreg. +
1100–2000 m +
Mixed evergreen forests +
Illustrated +, Endemic +  and Conservation concern +
Cupressus bakeri subsp. matthewsii +  and Cupressus macnabiana var. bakeri +
Cupressus bakeri +
Cupressus +
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