CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
v7-18mar 3-19-18
Status: record hesperocyparis_forbesii - Mon, Nov. 29, 2021 01:11 ET c
Hesperocyparis forbesii
common nameTecate cypress
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life form evergreen tree
CA Rare Plant Rank
List 1B.1
LIST 1B: Rare, threatened, or endangered in California and elsewhere.
     0.1: Seriously endangered in California
state rank
S2      ranking system key
global rank
G2     G2: 6-20 occurrences OR 1,000-3,000 individuals OR 2,000-10,000 acres
CA state listingNone  
federal listingNone  
where found
MAPS - Use v8 link below.

Topographic quads (16):
Campo (008C) 3211654, Tecate (009C) 3211656, Dulzura (010A) 3211667, Jamul Mountains (010B) 3211668, Otay Mesa (010C) 3211658, Otay Mountain (010D) 3211657, Tule Springs (020B) 3211686, Descanso (020D) 3211675, Alpine (021D) 3211677, Vail Lake (049B) 3311648, Alberhill (069B) 3311764, Wildomar (069D) 3311753, Santiago Peak (070A) 3311765, El Toro (070B) 3311766, Black Star Canyon (087C) 3311776, Corona South (087D) 3311775
quad data info

Counties, states, regions:
Orange (ORA), Riverside (RIV), San Diego (SDG), Baja California (BA)
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Closed-cone coniferous forest (CCFrs)
•Chaparral (Chprl)/clay, gabbroic or metavolcanic
elevation range80 - 1500 meters
Threatened by alteration of fire regimes and mining, and by development in ORA Co. RIV Co. trees planted. Protected in part at Otay Mtn. ACEC (BLM), SDG Co. See Madroņo 1:75 (1922) for original description, Aliso 9:189-196 (1978) for information, and Fremontia 13(3):3-10 (1985) for species account.
full nameHesperocyparis forbesii (Jeps.) Bartel
Version 8    INVENTORY VERSION 8 interface for this taxon, including GIS and more links

Additional information:
standard acronym   Element Code  PGCUP040C0
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Suggested citation: California Native Plant Society (CNPS). 2018. Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v7-18mar). California Native Plant Society. Sacramento, CA. Accessed on Mon, Nov. 29, 2021 from

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