Chamaecyparis lawsoniana (A.Murray bis) Parl., Ann. Mus. Imp. Fis. Firenze 1: 181 1864. (Syn: Chamaecyparis allumii (Webster) Heydt; Chamaecyparis boursieri f. viridis Hartwig & Rümpler ……….; Cupressus fragrans Kellogg; Cupressus lawsoniana A.Murray bis; Cupressus lawsoniana f. alumnii (Webster) Geerinck ……….; Cupressus nutkanus Torr.; Retinispora lawsoniana (A.Murray bis) A.V.Bobrov & Melikyan);
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana (Lawson cypress) is a species of conifer in the genus Chamaecyparis, family Cupressaceae, native to Oregon and California. It occurs from sea level up to 1,500 m (4,900 ft) in the Klamath Mountains valleys, often along streams. It is called Port Orford cedar in its native locality.
It is a large evergreen tree, maturing up to 60 m (197 ft) tall or more, with trunks 1.2–2 m (4–7 ft) in diameter, with feathery foliage in flat sprays, usually somewhat glaucous blue-green in color. The leaves are scale-like, 3–5 mm long, with narrow white markings on the underside, and produced on somewhat flattened shoots. The seed cones are globose, 7–14 mm diameter, with 6-10 scales, green at first, maturing brown in early fall, 6–8 months after pollination. The male cones are 3–4 mm long, dark red, turning brown after pollen release in early spring. The bark is reddish-brown, and fibrous to scaly in vertical strips.
(From Wikipedia on 8.12.13)
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana (A. Murray bis) Parlatore
A tall tree with pinnately arranged leaves on leafy branches; leaves hardly 2-3 mm long with or without gland on back; female cones 9-12 mm in diameter, purplish to reddish-brown with 6-9 scales, each with 2-4 winged seeds.
Photographed from California