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.
Cupressus goveniana ssp. goveniana
Conifers and Cycads
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