Gowen cypress (Cupressus goveniana ssp. goveniana)

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Listing Status:   

Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

General Information

A small coniferous tree in the cypress family. It is sparsely branched with a wide crown, and its foliage is composed of light-green scale like leaves. Female cones are serotinous, only opening to release seeds when exposed to very high heat or fire, and may be produced on a tree as young as four years of age. These adaptations are typically associated with frequent fires.

  • States/US Territories in which the Gowen cypress is known to or is believed to occur:  California
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Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
08/12/1998 California/Nevada Region (Region 8)

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
02/14/2007 72 FR 7064 7084 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 58 Species in California and Nevada; Availability of Completed 5-Year Reviews in California and Nevada
02/28/1996 61 FR 7597 7613 ETWP; Review of Plant and Animal Taxa That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species
09/19/1997 62 FR 49398 49397 Review of Plant and Animal Taxa
11/28/1983 48 FR 53640 53670 Supplement to Review of Plant Taxa for Listing as End. or Thr. Species; 48 FR 53640-53670
12/20/2004 69 FR 76002 76003 Recovery Plan for Five Plants From Monterey County, CA
05/25/2011 76 FR 30377 30382 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of Species in California, Nevada, and the Klamath Basin of Oregon
08/02/1995 60 FR 39326 39337 ETWP; Proposed Rule to Determine Five Plants and a Lizard from Monterey County, California, as Endangered or Threatened
09/27/1985 50 FR 39526 39584 Review of Plant Taxa for Listing as End. or Thr. Species; Notice of Review; 50 FR 39526-39584
05/13/2002 67 FR 32003 32004 Notice of Availability of a Draft Recovery Plan for Five Plants From Monterey County, CA, for Review and Comment
09/30/1993 58 FR 51144 51190 ETWP; Review of Plant Taxa for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species
03/25/2009 74 FR 12878 12883 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 58 Species in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah; Availability of Completed 5-Year Reviews in California and Nevada
08/12/1998 63 FR 43100 43116 ETWP; Rule Listing Five Plants From Monterey County, CA, as Endangered or Threatened
02/21/1990 55 FR 6184 6229 ETWP; Review of Plant Taxa for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species; Notice of Review; 55 FR 6184 6229
12/15/1980 45 FR 82480 82569 Review of Plant Taxa for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
08/19/2004 Recovery Plan for Five Plants from Monterey County, California View Implementation Progress Final
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
12/20/2004 69 FR 76002 76003 Recovery Plan for Five Plants From Monterey County, CA
  • Notice Final Recovery Plan Availability
05/13/2002 67 FR 32003 32004 Notice of Availability of a Draft Recovery Plan for Five Plants From Monterey County, CA, for Review and Comment
  • Notice Draft Recovery Plan Availability
05/25/2011 76 FR 30377 30382 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of Species in California, Nevada, and the Klamath Basin of Oregon
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
03/25/2009 74 FR 12878 12883 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 58 Species in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah; Availability of Completed 5-Year Reviews in California and Nevada
  • Notice 5-year Review, Completion
02/14/2007 72 FR 7064 7084 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 58 Species in California and Nevada; Availability of Completed 5-Year Reviews in California and Nevada
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
Five Year Review
Date Title
03/28/2012 Hesperocyparis [=Cupressus] goveniana (Gowen cypress) 5-Year Review (2012)
03/31/2008 Gowen cypress 5-Year Review

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the Gowen cypress.

» Conservation Plans

No conservation plans have been created for Gowen cypress.

» Petitions

» Life History

No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.

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