CPC Plant Profile: Pygmy Cypress
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Pygmy Cypress (Hesperocyparis pygmaea)

  • Global Rank: T1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Cupressaceae
  • State: CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 139420
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 01/17/2019

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  • 09/01/2020
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

Based on an September 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, California Botanic Garden holds 5 accessions of Hesperocyparis pygmaea in orthodox seed collection. There are as many as 25925 seeds of this species in their collection - although some may have been used for curation testing or sent to back up.

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Taxon Hesperocyparis pygmaea
Authority (Lemmon) Bartel
Family Cupressaceae
CPC Number 12123
Common Names Pygmy Cypress
Associated Scientific Names Cupressus pygmaea | Callitropsis pigmaea | Hesperocyparis pigmaea | Hesperocyparis pygmaea
State Rank
State State Rank
California S1

Ecological Relationships

Common Name Name in Text Association Type Source InteractionID
Lead Institution State Reintroduction Type Year of First Outplanting

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