Genus:
Cupressus L.

Cupressus gigantea W.C.Cheng & L.K.Fu

This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Tibet to China (NW. Yunnan).

[EDGE]

Forest, F. et al. 2018. Gymnosperms on the EDGE. Scientific Reports 8: 6053. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-24365-4.

Conservation
Cupressus gigantea has not been evaluated (NE) yet according to IUCN Red List criteria and has received a EDGE score of 1.88, which places it in position 94 on the EDGE Gymnosperm list. It has a Evolutionary Distinctiveness of 6.78, ranked 527. More information on the EDGE Gymnosperm project here https://www.edgeofexistence.org.

Native to:

China South-Central, Tibet

Cupressus gigantea W.C.Cheng & L.K.Fu appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
73781.000 No
Oct 1, 2001 Dickoré, B. [10503], China Cupressus torulosa var. gigantea K000075099 No
Oct 1, 2001 Dickoré, B. [10561], China Cupressus torulosa var. gigantea K000075101 No
Apr 1, 1999 Dickoré, B. [4862], China Cupressus torulosa var. gigantea K000088091 No
Apr 1, 1999 Miehe, G. [94-1411], China Cupressus torulosa var. gigantea K000075100 No
Apr 1, 1999 Miehe, G. [97-08001], China Cupressus torulosa var. gigantea K000088092 No
Dickoré, B. [10560], China Cupressus torulosa var. gigantea K000088090 No
Dickoré, B. [10508], China Cupressus torulosa var. gigantea K000088089 No

First published in Acta Phytotax. Sin. 13(4): 85 (1975)

Accepted by

  • Farjon, A. (2001). World Checklist and Bibliography of Conifers, ed. 2: 1-309. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Little, D.P., Thomas, P., Nguyén, H.T. & Phan, L.K. (2011). Before it had a name: Diagnostic characteristics, geographic distribution, and the conservation of Cupressus tonkinensis (Cupressaceae) Brittonia 63: 171-196.

Not accepted by

  • Farjon, A. (2010). A handbook of the world's Conifers 1: 1-526. BRILL, Leiden, Boston. [Cited as Cupressus torulosa var. gigantea.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Little, D.P., Thomas, P., Nguyén, H.T. & Phan, L.K. (2011). Before it had a name: Diagnostic characteristics, geographic distribution, and the conservation of Cupressus tonkinensis (Cupressaceae) Brittonia 63: 171-196.

  • EDGE Gymnosperms

    EDGE of Existence (Gymnosperms)
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Kew Science Photographs

    Copyright applied to individual images