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Monterey Cypress Cupressus macrocarpa (Cupressaceae) HEIGHT to 36m. Large evergreen, pyramidal when young, domed and spreading when mature. BARK reddish-brown; ridged and scaly with age. BRANCHES Crowded, upright on younger trees, more level and spreading with age. LEAVES Small, scale-like, on stiff, forward-pointing shoots; lemon-scented. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Male cones yellow, up to 5mm across, are produced on tips of shoots behind female cones; females 2–4cm across, rounded and bright green at first, maturing purplish-green; each scale has a central point. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native near Monterey, California, where it is now rare and never attains the size it can in W Britain and Ireland.