Gowen cypress is restricted to the Coast Ranges of central and northwestern California [14,22,26]. Gowen cypress (Cupressus goveniana ssp. goveniana) occurs in only two areas of Monterey County, California: Huckleberry Hill, and between San Jose Creek and Gibson Creek . Mendocino cypress occurs in a narrow, discontinuous strip along the Mendocino County coast known as the "Mendocino White Plains" or "pine barrens" [26,27]. A grove also occurs in Sonoma County . Gowen cypress is cultivated in Hawaii .
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