Sequoia sempervirens (D.Don) Endl.

Syn. Conif. 198 (1847) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Conical trees to 100 m tall, lower half often without branches. Bark reddish brown, fibrous and spongy. Leaves on main branchlets c. 6 mm long; leaves on lateral branchlets to 30 mm long, with prominent, white abaxial stomatal bands. Male cones globular to ovoid, 2–5 mm long. Female cones 1.3–3.5 cm long. Seed flattened, 3–6 mm long, leathery.

*GipP, *HSF, *OtR.

Native to west California. Sequoia semprevirens is the tallest conifer in the world, obtaining a height of up to 110 m and a girth of over 9 m in its native range. Often planted as an ornamental, known to self-seed in wet forest in Victoria.     

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


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Sequoia sempervirens in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Sequoia sempervirens in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present introduced
Highlands-Southern Fall present introduced
Otway Ranges present introduced

State distribution

Distribution map
Western Australia
South Australia
Australian Capital Territory