Cupressus arizonica var. glabra

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Cupressus arizonica var. glabra
Cupressus glabra pollen cones.JPG
Male pollen cones
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Cupressaceae
Genus: Cupressus
C. a. var. glabra
Trinomial name
Cupressus arizonica var. glabra
Cupressus glabra range map 1.png
Natural range of Cupressus arizonica var. glabra
  • Callitropsis glabra (Sudw.) Carrière
  • Cupressus glabra Sudw.
  • Hesperocyparis glabra (Sudw.) Bartel

Cupressus arizonica var. glabra, known as the Arizona smooth bark cypress or smooth Arizona cypress, is a conifer native to the American Southwest, with a range stretching over the canyons and slopes in a somewhat wide vicinity around Sedona, Arizona. It was first described by George Bishop Sudworth in 1910.[3]

It is distinguished from Cupressus arizonica var. arizonica by its very smooth, non-furrowed bark which can appear in shades of pink, cherry, and grey.[citation needed]

It is often seen in cultivation, as unlike Monterey Cypress, it has proved almost immune to Cypress Canker.


  • Wolf, C. B. & Wagener, W. E. (1948). The New World cypresses. El Aliso 1: 195–205.
  1. ^ Farjon, A. (2013). "Cupressus arizonica var. glabra". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2013: e.T19708408A19708411. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-1.RLTS.T19708408A19708411.en. Retrieved 25 September 2021.
  2. ^ The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species, retrieved 24 September 2016
  3. ^ "Cupressus glabra". International Plant Names Index (IPNI). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 24 February 2010.

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