Taxon: Chamaecyparis lawsoniana (A. Murray bis) Parl.

Genus: Chamaecyparis
Family: Cupressaceae
Nomen number: 10064
Place of publication: Ann. Mus. Imp. Fis. Firenze ser. 2, 1:181. 1864 (A. L. P. P. de Candolle, Prodr. 16(2):464. 1868)
Name Verified on: 06-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 20-Aug-2015
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 108 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide KrussmannC)
  • Environmental: shade/shelter (fide KrussmannC)
  • Materials: essential oils (fide HerbSpices)
  • Materials: wood (fide HerbSpices)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Oregon
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California

  • Naturalized:

  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • : Europe

  • Cultivated:

    • :
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China


  • Allan, H. H. B. et al. Flora of New Zealand. 1961- (F NZeal)
  • Boutelje, J. B. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature. 1980 (Ency WTimber)
  • Craker, L. E. & J. E. Simon, eds. Herbs, spices, and medicinal plants, 2 vols. 1986-1987 (HerbSpices)
  • Farjon, A. A monograph of Cupressaceae and Sciadopitys. 2005 (Monog Cupressaceae) 167-169.
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer) 2:409.
  • Hosking, J. R. et al. 2007. Plant species recognized as naturalised for N.S.W. (Cunninghamia) 10:139-166.
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • International Seed Testing Association A Multilingual Glossary of Common Plant-Names 2. Trees. 1971 (Mult Glossary Trees)
  • Krüssmann, G. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976). 1984 (Krussmann)
  • Krüssmann, G. Manual of cultivated conifers (English translation of Die Nadelgeholze, ed. 2. 1983). 1985 (KrussmannC)
  • Little, E. L., Jr. Important forest trees of the United States. 1978 (AH 519)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Silba, J. 1986. Encyclopaedia coniferae Phytologia Mem. 55.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea, second edition. 1993 (F Eur ed2)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)


Check other web resources for Chamaecyparis lawsoniana (A. Murray bis) Parl. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Chamaecyparis lawsoniana cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


  • Embryo drawing: U.S. National Seed Herbarium drawing
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image