Cupressus abramsiana


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Related to Cupressus abramsiana: Cupressus macrocarpa, Cupressus goveniana
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Noun1.Cupressus abramsiana - rare California cypress taller than but closely related to gowen cypress and sometimes considered the same species
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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No matter where that hawk flies, when it comes to counting Cupressus abramsiana, the sky is not the limit.
Before botanist Carl Wolf first labeled Santa Cruz cypress as separate species (Cupressus abramsiana) in 1948, it was included in Gowen cypress (Cupressus goveniana) or Sargent cypress (Cupressus sargentii).
If any of this pollen lands on Santa Cruz cypress cones, fertile hybrids could cause genetic introgression--the swapping of genes--which would swamp the characteristics and adaptations that make Cupressus abramsiana what it is.