[The Cypress Family West of the Cascade Mountains]

Port Orford Cedar

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Synonym: Cupressus lawsoniana

Port Orford Cedar: Chamaecyparis lawsoniana (Synonym: Cupressus lawsoniana)

A view of Port Orford Cedar as seen in moist forest (where it is growing with Darlingtonia californica) along the Illinois River to the southwest of Selma, Oregon..................April 5, 2009. Note the Jeffrey pine (Pinus jeffreyi) in the distance at right.

Leaf spray of Port Orford Cedar: Chamaecyparis lawsoniana (Synonym: Cupressus lawsoniana) ----- Leaf spray of Port Orford Cedar: Chamaecyparis lawsoniana (Synonym: Cupressus lawsoniana)

These 2 photos show close-ups of the leaf sprays of Port Orford Cedar as seen in moist forest along the Illinois River to the southwest of Selma, Oregon..................April 5, 2009. Click each photo to see an enlarged view (2x). Note the X-shaped whitish markings at the junction between scales on the enlarged views (especially in the photo at left).

Paul Slichter