The 65 conifers* along the Pacific Slope

   *Each conifer listed below has a color plate and range map in the book 


Links below direct to Chris Earle's  website Conifers.org 
For sample pages from book, visit this LINK
PACSLOPE conifer key click to download the key for conifer ID

Cupressaceae

 Arizona-like cypresses
   	Cupressus montana - Sierra San Pedro Martir cypress
   	Cupressus nevadensis - Piute cypress
   	Cupressus revealiana - Rincon cypress
 	Cupressus stephensonii - Cuyamaca cypress
 Other Southwest cypresses
   	Cupressus guadelupensis - Guadelupe Island cypress
 	Cupressus forbesii - Tecate cypress
 California coastal cypresses
   	Cupressus abramsiana - Santa Cruz cypress
  	Cupressus goveniana - Gowen cypress
   	Cupressus macrocarpa - Monterey cypress
   	Cupressus pygmaea - Mendocino cypress

 Northern California interior cypresses
   	Cupressus bakeri - Baker cypress
 	Cupressus macnabiana - McNab cypress
   	Cupressus sargentii - Sargent cypress
   
 The “cedars”
   	Callitropsis nootkatensis - Alaska-yellow cedar
   	Calocedrus decurrens - incense-cedar 
   	Chamaecyparis lawsoniana - Port Orford-cedar
   	Thuja plicata - western redcedar
   
 Redwood and Sequoia
   	Sequoia sempervirens - redwood
   	Sequoiadendron giganteum - giant sequoia
   
 Juniperus
  	Juniperus californica - California juniper
   	Juniperus communis - common juniper
   	Juniperus grandis - Sierra juniper
   	Juniperus occidentalis - western juniper
   	Juniperus osteosperma - Utah juniper
   	Juniperus maritima - seaside juniper
   	Juniperus scopulorum - Rocky Mountain juniper
 

Pinaceae

  Abies
   	Abies amabilis - Pacific silver fir 
   	Abies bracteata - bristlecone fir
   	Abies concolor var. concolor - Rocky Mtn. white fir
   	Abies concolor var. lowiana - Sierra Nevada white fir
   	Abies grandis - grand fir
   	Abies lasiocarpa - subalpine fir
   	Abies magnifica - red fir
   	Abies procera - noble fir
   	Abies x shastensis - Shasta fir
   
   Larix
   	Larix lyallii - subalpine larch
   	Larix occidentalis - western larch
   
   Picea
   	Picea breweriana - Brewer spruce
   	Picea engelmannii - Engelmann spruce
   	Picea sitchensis - Sitka spruce
   
   Pinus
   • Pinyon pines
   	Pinus edulis - Colorado pinyon pine
   	Pinus monophylla - singleleaf pinyon pine
   	Pinus quadrifolia - Parry pine
   • Pines of the section Balfourianae
   	Pinus balfouriana ssp. balfouriana - Klamath foxtail pine
   	Pinus balfouriana ssp. austrina - Sierra foxtail pine
   	Pinus longaeva - bristlecone pine
   • Strobus-like pines
   	Pinus albicaulis - whitebark pine
   	Pinus flexilis - limber pine 
   	Pinus lambertiana - sugar pine 
   	Pinus monticola - western white pine
   • Ponderosa-like pines
	Pinus coulteri - Coulter pine
   	Pinus jeffreyi - Jeffrey pine
   	Pinus ponderosa - ponderosa pine
   	Pinus sabiniana - ghost pine
   	Pinus torreyana - Torrey pine
   • Closed-cone pines
   	Pinus radiata - Monterey pine
   	Pinus attenuata - knobcone pine
   	Pinus muricata - bishop pine
   • Lodgepole pines
  	Pinus contorta ssp. contorta - beach pine
   	Pinus contorta ssp. latifolia - Sierra lodgepole pine
   	Pinus contorta ssp. murrayana - lodgepole pine 
   
   Pseudotsuga
   	Pseudotsuga macrocarpa - bigcone Douglas-fir
	Pseudotsuga menziesii - Douglas-fir
   
   Tsuga
   	Tsuga heterophylla - western hemlock 
   	Tsuga mertensiana - mountain hemlock 

Taxaceae

	Taxus brevifolia - Pacific yew
   	Torreya californica - California nutme

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