Cupressus goveniana ssp. goveniana

Gowen Cypress

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A small coniferous tree in the cypress family. It is sparsely branched with a wide crown, and its foliage is composed of light-green scale like leaves. Female cones are serotinous, only opening to release seeds when exposed to very high heat or fire, and may be produced on a tree as young as four years of age. These adaptations are typically associated with frequent fires.

Scientific Name

Cupressus goveniana ssp. goveniana
Common Name
Gowen cypress
FWS Category
Conifers and Cycads

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