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Cupressus arizonica var. glabra
Cupressus glabra pollen cones.JPG
Male pollen cones
Conservation status
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Cupressaceae
Genus: Cupressus
C. a. var. glabra
Trinomial name
Cupressus arizonica var. glabra
(Sudw.) Little
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.

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.

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

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