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.
These soils support a stunted pygmy forest consisting of an assemblage of plants that include four endemic taxa: Carex californica, Arctostaphylos numularia, Cupressus pygmaea (pygmy cypress), and Pinus contorta ssp.
Several ericaceous species, plus bishop pine, pygmy cypress (Cupressus pygmaea (Lemm.) Sarg.), and redwood were probably present and could have contributed to podzolization.