Also called Libocedrus decurrens.

Part of cypress  family Cupressaceae.


Native to western 🇺🇸 USA and 🇲🇽 Mexico.

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Invasive > Hawai'i

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  Its wood is used for ✎ wooden pencils, because it sharpens easily without forming splinters.

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