gowen cypress


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Noun1.gowen cypress - small sometimes shrubby tree native to Californiagowen cypress - small sometimes shrubby tree native to California; often used as an ornamental; in some classification systems includes the pygmy cypress and the Santa Cruz 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 cones' large size--an inch or more in diameter--help distinguish the tree from the Gowen cypress.
The fifth plant, the Gowen cypress (Cupressus goveniana ssp, goveniana), a small tree or shrub in the family Cupressaceae, was listed as threatened.
Unfortunately, the Gowen cypress, then a candidate for listing, has been added to the Endangered Species List because of urban growth and the fire suppression that follows.