Santa Cruz cypress (Cupressus abramsiana)
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Species: Cupressus abramsiana
Common Name: Santa Cruz cypress
Status:Endangered, Federal Endangered Species Act; Endangered, California
Range: California, USA
Artist: Maria Cecilia Freeman
Artist Home Country: United States
Medium: Watercolor, colored pencil
This tree remains in only five locations along a 15-mile stretch of coastal California. It has been adversely affected by home, road, and vineyard construction. Wildfire suppression has hindered its reproduction, which is naturally aided by fire.