Species Details

Hesperocyparis forbesii

Tecate cypress

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Photo of Hesperocyparis forbesii
© 2011 Joey Malone
Photo of Hesperocyparis forbesii
© 2009 Anna Bennett
Photo of Hesperocyparis forbesii
© 2009 Anna Bennett
CA Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G2
State Rank:
S2
Other Status: BLM_S; SB_CalBG/RSABG; SB_CRES; SB_UCSC; SB_USDA; USFS_S
CRPR Changes:
Add Date: 1974-01-01
Date Edited: 2022-01-05
Lifeform: perennial evergreen tree
Blooming Period:
Elevation:
80 - 1500 meters
260 - 4920 feet
General Habitat:
  • Closed-cone coniferous forest
  • Chaparral
General Micro Habitat: metavolcanic (sometimes)
Micro Habitat:
  • Clay
  • Gabbroic (sometimes)
Notes:
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 MadroƱo 1:75 (1922) for original description, Aliso 9:189-196 (1978) for information, and Fremontia 13(3):3-10 (1985) for species account.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 27
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 5 2 1 2 17
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 16
Recent <=20 Years 11
Presence:
Presumed Extant 25
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 2
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
Baja California (BA), California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Orange (ORA), Riverside (RIV), San Diego (SDG)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Alberhill (3311764), Black Star Canyon (3311776), Campo (3211654), Descanso (3211675), Dulzura (3211667), Jamul Mountains (3211668), Otay Mesa (3211658), Otay Mountain (3211657), Santiago Peak (3311765), Tecate (3211656), Tule Springs (3211686), Wildomar (3311753)
Notes:
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.

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Presumed Extant
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