Santa Cruz cypress (Cupressus abramsiana)

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Illustration of Cupressus abramsiana by Maria Cecilia Freeman

Species: Cupressus abramsiana
Common Name: Santa Cruz cypress
Status:Endangered, Federal Endangered Species Act; Endangered, California
Range: California, USA

Map of United States illustrating the range of Cupressus abramsiana

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.