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Cupressus abramsiana

Santa Cruz Cypress

An endangered species endemic to the coastal Santa Cruz Mountains of central California. Only five populations totaling a few thousand individuals remain.

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Watercolor and colored pencil on paper, 18" x 24", 2008

Awarded First Prize and “Conference Choice” at the California Native Plant Society's Conservation Conference Botanical Art Show in January 2009

Part of the American Society of Botanical Artists exhibit, Losing Paradise? Endangered Plants Here and Around the World, shown in 2009 and 2010 at the Missouri Botanical Garden, Chicago Botanic Garden, New York Botanical Garden, and Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History, and in 2011 at Kew Gardens, London.

The original is in a private collection.

Limited edition (50) giclée print, full-size image, $150

Open edition, giclée print, 8.5" x 11", $50

© 2008 Maria Cecilia Freeman