Sequoia

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Very tall, monoecious trees to about 100 m tall with strongly buttressed trunks. Branches drooping; branchlets terete. Leaves alternate, sessile, green, dimorphic; leaves on lateral branches divergent, 2-ranked, linear; leaves on main branchlets appressed, ovate-oblong, scalelike. Male cones terminal or axillary, solitary, shortly pedunculate; sporophylls in whorls of 6–12, with 2–6 sporangia per sporophyll. Female cones terminal, solitary, pedunculate, ±ovoid, maturing and opening in 1 season; scales 15–30, spirally arranged, valvate, peltate, woody or leathery. Seeds flattened, narrowly 2-winged; 2–7 per scale.

1 species native to west California.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2014-07-07
Updated by: Andre Messina, 2014-07-07
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
class Pinopsida
order Pinales
family Cupressaceae
Higher taxa
genus Sequoia
Subordinate taxa