Taxon: Cupressus nootkatensis D. Don

Genus: Cupressus
Family: Cupressaceae
Nomen number: 12663
Place of publication: A. B. Lambert, Descr. Pinus 2:18. 1824
Link to protologue:
Comment: [the generic assignment of this species is controversial]
Name Verified on: 26-Sep-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-May-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard, as Chamaecyparis nootkatensis; Eur Gard F, as Chamaecyparis nootkatensis)
  • Materials: essential oils (fide HerbSpices, as Chamaecyparis nootkatensis; Monog Cupressaceae, as Xanthocyparis nootkatensis)
  • Materials: wood (timber for boat building fide AH 519, as Chamaecyparis nootkatensis)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States Oregon, Washington
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States California
    • Subarctic America: United States Alaska
    • Western Canada: Canada British Columbia

  • Cultivated


  • Christenhusz, M. J. M. et al. 2011. A new classification and linear sequence of extant gymnosperms (Phytotaxa) 19:64.
  • International Seed Testing Association A Multilingual Glossary of Common Plant-Names 2. Trees. 1971 (Mult Glossary Trees)
  • Little, D. P. 2006. Evolution and circumscription of the true cypresses (Cupressaceae: Cupressus) Syst. Bot. 31:474.
  • Mao, K.-S. et al. 2010. Diversification and biogeography of Juniperus (Cupressaceae): variable diversification rates and multiple intercontinental dispersals New Phytol. 188:254-272.


Check other web resources for Cupressus nootkatensis D. Don :

  • 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:
  • 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 nootkatensis 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.