CPC Plant Profile: Tecate Cypress
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Tecate Cypress (Hesperocyparis forbesii)

Photo Credit: Damien Lasater @ San Diego Zoo
Description
  • Global Rank: G2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Cupressaceae
  • State: CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 131138
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 01/17/2019

Participating Institutions
Updates
Center for Plant Conservation
  • 08/18/2021
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

In 2021, CPC contracted the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance to recollect seed from a population currently held in long term orthodox seed storage as part of an IMLS-funded seed longevity experiment. The National Laboratory for Genetic Resources Preservation will evaluate how germination tested viability and RNA Integrity of seed lots decline over time in storage.

  • 09/01/2020
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

Based on an September 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, University of California-Santa Cruz Arboretum & Botanic Garden holds 1 accessions of Hesperocyparis forbesii in orthodox seed collection. We are uncertain as to how many total seeds are in this collection.

  • 09/01/2020
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

Based on an September 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, San Diego Zoo Global holds 4 accessions of Hesperocyparis forbesii in orthodox seed collection. We are uncertain as to how many total seeds are in this collection.

  • 09/01/2020
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

Based on an September 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, California Botanic Garden holds 12 accessions of Hesperocyparis forbesii in orthodox seed collection. There are as many as 89081 seeds of this species in their collection - although some may have been used for curation testing or sent to back up.

  • 08/05/2020
  • Seed Collection

Based on an August 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, University of California-Santa Cruz Arboretum & Botanic Garden has collected 1 seed accessions of Hesperocyparis forbesii from 1 plant occurrences listed in the California Natural Diversity Database. These collections together emcompass an unknown number of maternal plants

  • 08/05/2020
  • Seed Collection

Based on an August 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, San Diego Zoo Global has collected 4 seed accessions of Hesperocyparis forbesii from 1 plant occurrences listed in the California Natural Diversity Database. These collections together emcompass 50 maternal plants

  • 08/05/2020
  • Seed Collection

Based on an August 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, California Botanic Garden has collected 6 seed accessions of Hesperocyparis forbesii from 2 plant occurrences listed in the California Natural Diversity Database. These collections together emcompass 92 maternal plants

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Nomenclature
Taxon Hesperocyparis forbesii
Authority (Jeps.) Bartel
Family Cupressaceae
CPC Number 9739
ITIS
USDA HEFO10
Common Names Tecate Cypress
Associated Scientific Names Cupressus forbesii | Callitropsis forbesii | Hesperocyparis forbesii | Cupressus guadalupensis var. forbesii | Cupressus guadalupensis ssp. forbesii | Neocupressus guadalupensis var. forbesii
Distribution
State Rank
State State Rank
California S2
Habitat

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