Cupressus macrocarpa, commonly known as Monterey cypress, is a species of cypress native to the Central Coast of California.  

Cupressus macrocarpa is a medium-sized coniferous evergreen tree, which often becomes irregular and flat-topped as a result of the strong winds that are typical of its native area. It grows to heights of up to 40m in perfect growing conditions, and its trunk diameter can reach 2.5m. The foliage grows in dense sprays, bright green in color. The leaves are scale-like, 2–5 mm long, and produced on rounded (not flattened) shoots; seedlings up to a year old have needle-like leaves 4–8 mm long.
The seed cones are globose to oblong, 20–40 mm long, with 6-14 scales, green at first, maturing brown about 20–24 months after pollination. The pollen cones are 3–5 mm long, and release their pollen in late winter or early spring.[ 
This species has been widely planted outside its native range.
(From Wikipedia on 10.12.13)
Posting a photo for Id. Is it Cypress Tree?
Date / Time – 18 th Jan. 2010 / 10.15am
Location – Place /Altitude / GPS – Hakgala Botanical Garden, Sri Lanka. About 5000- 6000ft. above sea-level
Habitat – Garden/ Urban/ Wild / Type – Garden
Plant Habit – Tree/Shrub / Climber /Herb – A very huge tree
Height /Length – About 60 ft.
Leaves Type / Shape / Size –
Inflorescence Type /Size –
Flowers Size /Colour /Calyx –
Fruits Type /Shape /Size / Seeds – As seen in photo

Cypress tree or Cupressus sempervirens is a gymnosperm from the order Coniferales (Conifers) they generally have a cone like appearance but doesn’t look like the tree you have posted……. It is confusing me and better to say its not in my knowledge… i am also waiting for experts opinion.

This is not Cupressus sempervirens, which is not this massive.
Are any shots of fruits/cones and bark available?

which are the fruits in the first photo then? I m bit confused and don’t remember exactly. I thought they are from the same tree. Oh, can it be Cupressus ? Cupressus macrocarpa? Because I had noted down the name.

This plant is Cupressus macrocarpa Hartweg, J. Hort. Soc. London. 2: 187. 1847. The cones are visible in the photo you have taken but the small globular thing that you may think to be a immature cone are glands.
Please see the attached photo ……..

This could be Monterey Cypress; the dimensions more closely fit this species. It is a tree with a very limited tolerance of climate, however, growing naturally only in a narrow coastal strip in Central California, USA. Those conditions could be approximated, perhaps, with the elevation (5000-6000′) at which this specimen is growing.

This is Cupressus macrocarpa indeed.

Thanks you for the confirmation of the ID …



Attached are pictures of a plant captured in Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, Bangalore in November 2013.
Cupressus macrocarpa, so the placard says, requested to please validate ID.


Juniperus indica?/ABMAR20 : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)
I brought a small sample from what I think was a Juniper shrub. Looking at the variety of junipers documented, I am left confused. Could this be Juniperus indica or J. macropoda? These little white flowers, what are they? The very dry brown seed pod contained one seed but perhaps some had already fallen out (less likely but possible). The seed was about 4mm long. The pod had spikes like that of a cypress. The scaly leaves were flatter than that of a cypress though.
Please advise.
Juniperus indica or J. macropoda or something else?
Above Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
1800m approx.
19 March 2015

efi pages on Juniperus indica 

It seems a sp. of Cupressus, not Juniperus.

Thank you … How do we differentiate the two in the field?

Cupressus species in eFIoraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available) 

The plant uploade seems to be Cupressus macrocarpa