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: (1995). Taxodiaceae. In: . 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.