Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Cupressus uhdeana Gord. ex Carri?re

For a description of the type see Cupressus lusitanica Mill.  Cupressus uhdeana is probably synonymous with Cupressus lusitanica Mill. var. benthamii (Endl.) Carrière, which see.  I have found no specific description of uhdeanaJohnson’s Dictionary describes it as a greenhouse plant.

Horticultural & Botanical History

Cupressus uhdeana, Gord. Pinet. p. 71 ?, Chamaecyparis thurifera, Endl. Synop. Conif. p. 62.  South Mexico, Tasco and Tehuilotepec at 5500 feet (Humboldt & Bonpland), mountains of Orizaba and Real del Monte at 6000 to 7000 feet.  [Biologia Centrali-Americana v.3, p.183/1882-86].

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [C.30/1850].  


Published Aug 01, 2009 - 02:56 PM | Last updated Jul 16, 2010 - 04:57 PM

Family Cupressaceae
Region of origin

Mexican cypress

  • Cupressus lusitanica Mill. var. benthamii (Endl.) Carrière
  • Cupressus thurifera H.B.&K.
  • Cupressus benthamii Endl.
  • Chamaecyperus thurifera Endl.
Common Name

Mexican cypress

Name in the Camden Park Record

Cupressus Uhdeana

Confidence level high