Gowen cypress (Cupressus goveniana ssp. goveniana)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
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
- US Counties in which the Gowen cypress is known to or is believed to occur: View All
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|08/12/1998||California/Nevada Region (Region 8)|
» Federal Register Documents
|Date||Title||Plan Action Status||Plan Status|
|08/19/2004||Recovery Plan for Five Plants from Monterey County, California||View Implementation Progress||Final|
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type|
|12/20/2004||69 FR 76002 76003||Recovery Plan for Five Plants From Monterey County, CA||
|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||
|05/25/2011||76 FR 30377 30382||Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of Species in California, Nevada, and the Klamath Basin of Oregon||
|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||
|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||
|03/28/2012||Hesperocyparis [=Cupressus] goveniana (Gowen cypress) 5-Year Review (2012)|
|03/31/2008||Gowen cypress 5-Year Review|
» Critical Habitat
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» Conservation Plans
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