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|Family: Cupressaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Sequoia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Sequoia sempervirens (D. Don) Endl.
Habit: Tree, plant generally sprouting vigorously from base if cut, from entire crown if burned. Stem: trunk < 110 m, to 9 m diam; old crown narrowly conic to +- cylindric, generally unbranched in lower 1/2; bark < 30 cm thick near base, fibrous, ridged, red-brown; branches downswept to +- ascending; twigs persistent < 4 years. Leaf: alternate, green < 3 years, persistent < 4; of 2 kinds, those on sprouting, rapidly growing, or fertile stems appressed, not ranked, < 8 mm, awl-like, others spreading, +- 2-ranked, 5--25 mm, linear (to lance-linear), generally flat. Pollen Cone: 2--5 mm, +- spheric to ovoid. Seed Cone: 13--35 mm, +- spheric, woody, maturing in 1 year, persistent < 2; scales peltate, fused to bracts. Seed: 2--7 per scale, 3--6 mm, wings 2, narrow, lateral. Chromosomes: n=33.
Ecology: Redwood forest; Elevation: < 1100 m. Bioregional Distribution: w KR, NCoRO, w NCoRI, n&c CCo, SnFrB, n SCoRO; Distribution Outside California: southwestern Oregon. Note: Tallest trees in North America.
eFlora Treatment Author: Steve Boyd & James R. Griffin
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Sequoia
Next taxon: Sequoiadendron
Citation for this treatment: Steve Boyd & James R. Griffin 2016. Sequoia sempervirens, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=44175, accessed on May 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 30, 2016.