Cupressus butanoensis

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Cupressus butanoensis, Butano Ridge, San Mateo County, California, USA


Taxonavigation: Pinales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Tracheophyta
Divisio: Pinophyta
Classis: Pinopsida
Ordo: Pinales

Familia: Cupressaceae
Subfamilia: Cupressoideae
Genus: Cupressus
Species: Cupressus butanoensis


Cupressus butanoensis (Silba) Malone & Bisbee, Bull. Cupressus Conservation Project 1(2): 57 (2012).


  • Basionym
    • Cupressus abramsiana subsp. butanoensis Silba, Journal Int. Conifer Preserv. Soc. 10(1): 34 (2003).
      • Typus: San Mateo County, Butano Ridge, C. McMillan 1620, 1 Sep 1951 (Holotypus: NY 9515)
  • Homotypic
    • Hesperocyparis abramsiana var. butanoensis (Silba) Bartel & R.P.Adams, Phytologia 91(2): 296 (2009).

Note: inclusion in C. abramsiana renders the latter paraphyletic with respect to C. pygmaea. Relationship to C. sargentii requires further investigation (Malone, Bisbee & Maerki, 2012).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Southwestern U.S.A.
      • California.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Vernacular names[edit]

English: Butano Ridge Cypress
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