pygmy cypress

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Noun1.pygmy cypress - rare small cypress native to northern California; sometimes considered the same species as gowen cypress
cypress tree, cypress - any of numerous evergreen conifers of the genus Cupressus of north temperate regions having dark scalelike leaves and rounded cones
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The pygmy cypress before me strikes a defiant pose: I have adapted and will survive, it seems to say.
Fire is critical to the perpetuation of the Pygmy cypress because the cones need extremely high temperatures to open and spill their seeds.
Extremely stunted forests on the fourth and fifth terraces are dominated by Bolander pine and pygmy cypress, more moderate pygmy-forest sites by bishop pine and Bolander pine.