Sequoia Endl.

Cherokee for opossum; commemorates Sequoiah (1770-1843), the nick-name of a part-Indian raised as an Indian and the inventor of the Cherokee Indian alphabet.

Massive evergreen trees growing in nature to 100 m tall with strongly buttressed trunks. Description as for species.

1 species from W California.

Seed (viability poor); cultivars by cuttings.

Source: Spencer, R. (1995). Taxodiaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 1, Ferns, conifers & their allies. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Pinopsida
order     Pinales
family      Taxodiaceae
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