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Hesperocyparis forbesii (Jeps.) Bartel
tecate cypress

General Information
Symbol: HEFO10
Group: Gymnosperm
Family: Cupressaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Tree
Native Status: L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
Distribution Map
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Symbol Scientific Name Other Common Names
CUFO2 Cupressus forbesii Jeps. tecate cypress
CAFO12 Callitropsis forbesii (Jeps.) D.P. Little
CUGUF Cupressus guadalupensis S. Watson var. forbesii (Jeps.) Little
CUGUF2 Cupressus guadalupensis S. Watson ssp. forbesii (Jeps.) R.M. Beauch.
NEGUF Neocupressus guadalupensis (S. Watson) de Laub. var. forbesii (Jeps.) de Laub.


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Coniferophyta – Conifers
Class Pinopsida
Order Pinales
Family Cupressaceae – Cypress family
Genus Hesperocyparis Bartel & R.A. Price – Western cypress
Species Hesperocyparis forbesii (Jeps.) Bartel – tecate cypress

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