Cupressus pygmaea

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Cupressus pygmaea, Mendocino Pygmy Forest, California


Taxonavigation: Pinales 

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

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



Cupressus pygmaea (Lemmon) Sarg., Bot. Gaz. 31: 239 (1901).


  • Basionym
    • Cupressus goveniana var. pygmaea Lemmon, Cone-bear. Trees Pacif. Slope, ed. 3: 77 (1895). ("pigm a", but pygmæa in contents)
  • Homotypic
    • Cupressus goveniana subsp. pygmaea (Lemmon) A.Camus, Les cyprès 2: 50 (1914).
    • Callitropsis pygmaea (Lemmon) D.P.Little, Syst. Bot. 31: 474 (2006). ("pigmaea", orth. err.)
    • Neocupressus goveniana var. pygmaea (Lemmon) de Laub., Novon 19: 303 (2009).
    • Hesperocyparis goveniana var. pygmaea (Lemmon) de Laub., Novon 22: 13 (2012).
    • Hesperocyparis pygmaea (Lemmon) Bartel, Phytologia 91: 182 (2009).
  • Heterotypic
    • Cupressus silbae B.Huang bis, J. Int. Conifer Preserv. Soc. 15: 10 (2008).


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



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Vernacular names

English: Mendocino Cypress
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