Taxon: Cupressus lusitanica Mill.

Genus: Cupressus
Family: Cupressaceae
Nomen number: 12658
Place of publication: Gard. dict. ed. 8: Cupressus no. 3. 1768
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 09-Jul-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 11-Jul-2007
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Hortus 3)
  • Materials: wood (timber fide Ency WTimber; Monog Cupressaceae)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico Chihuahua, Zacatecas
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico Chiapas, Federal District, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Mexico, Michoacan, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Veracruz
  • Southern America

    • Central America: Belize ; El Salvador ; Guatemala ; Honduras ; Nicaragua

  • Cultivated


  • Webster's third new international dictionary. (Websters Dict)
  • Adams, R. P. et al. 2009. A new genus, Hesperocyparis, for the cypresses of the Western Hemisphere (Cupressaceae) (Phytologia) 91:181.
  • Adams, R. P. et al. 1997. Comparisons among Cupressus arizonica Greene, C. benthamii Endl, C. lindleyi Klotz. ex Endl. and C. lusitanica Mill. using essential oils and DNA fingerprinting J. Essential Oil Res. 9:303-309.
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Boutelje, J. B. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature. 1980 (Ency WTimber)
  • Farjon, A. 1993. Nomenclature of the Mexican cypress or "cedar of Goa", Cupressus lusitanica Mill. (Taxon) 42:83.
  • Farjon, A. A monograph of Cupressaceae and Sciadopitys. 2005 (Monog Cupressaceae) 209-210.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  • Laubenfels, D. J. de 2009. Nomenclatural actions for the New World cypresses (Cupressaceae) (Novon) 19:304.
  • Laubenfels, D. J. de & al. 2012. Further nomenclatural action for the cypresses (Cupressaceae) (Novon) 22:8-15.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  • Little, D. P. 2006. Evolution and circumscription of the true cypresses (Cupressaceae: Cupressus) Syst. Bot. 31:474.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. (F NGalicia)
  • Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

Check other web resources for Cupressus lusitanica Mill. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • 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 Cupressus lusitanica 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.