Cupressus guadalupensis
Common name: 
Guadalupe Cypress
Pronunciation: 
ku-PRES-us gwa-da-loo-PEN-sis
Family: 
Cupressaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Conifer
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Conifer, evergreen tree, 40-50 ft (12-15 m) tall, single trunk or dividing near base; bark is a rich reddish brown, mottled with green and gray, smooth and flaking, gray brown at the base of large trunks.   Leaves scale-like, 1.5-2 mm long, light to dark green, sometimes with a slight bloom, the back side has a dark resin gland.  Male pollen cones 3-6 mm long, female seed cones nearly spherical or slightly oblong, 2-4 cm long, brown to grayish brown at maturity, not waxy.
  • Sun.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 9      This species is endemic to Mexico, reportedly found only on Guadalupe Island in the Pacific Ocean west of Baja California.
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    trunk, bark