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There are three living species of redwood. This evergreen family includes some of the largest, tallest, and oldest trees on Earth. The giant sequoia is not the tallest tree, but it is the largest. It can grow over 295 feet tall and over 36 feet wide. It can live for thousands of years. The largest giant sequoias grow in California.
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Sequoiadendron

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Sequoiadendron is a genus of evergreen trees, with two species, only one of which survives to the present:[1]

Fossil record

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Sequoiadendron chaneyi foliage fossil, Nevada

Sequoiadendron fossil pollen and macrofossils may have been found as early as the Cretaceous[5] and throughout the Northern Hemisphere,[6] including locations in western Georgia in the Caucasus region.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b "Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families".
  2. ^ "Wellingtonia - Sequoiadendron giganteum". NatureSpot. Retrieved 2022-01-27.
  3. ^ "2013 county distribution map". Biota of North America.
  4. ^ Axelrod, Daniel L. (1959). "Late Cenozoic evolution of the Sierran Bigtree forest". Evolution. 13 (1): 9–23. doi:10.1111/j.1558-5646.1959.tb02990.x. JSTOR 2405942.
  5. ^ Sokolova, AB; Moiseeva, MG (2016). "A new species of the genus Sequoiadendron Buchholz (Cupressaceae) from the Upper Cretaceous of the Enmyvaam River Basin, Central Chukotka". Paleontological Journal. 50 (1): 96–107. doi:10.1134/S003103011601010X. S2CID 129990538.
  6. ^ Chaney, Ralph W (1950). "A Revision of Fossil Sequoia and Taxodium in Western North America Based on the Recent Discovery of Metasequoia". Transactions of the American Philosophical Society. 40 (3): 188. doi:10.2307/1005641. JSTOR 1005641.
  7. ^ Shatilova, Irina; Mchedlishvili, Nino; Rukhadze, Luara; Kvavadze, Eliso (2011). The History of the Flora and Vegetation of Georgia. Tbilisi: Georgian National Museum Institute of Paleobiology. ISBN 978-9941-9105-3-1.

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Sequoiadendron: Brief Summary

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Sequoiadendron is a genus of evergreen trees, with two species, only one of which survives to the present:

Sequoiadendron giganteum, extant, commonly known as wellingtonia, giant redwood and giant sequoia, growing naturally in the Sierra Nevada of CaliforniaSequoiadendron chaneyi, extinct, the predecessor of Sequoiadendron giganteum, found mostly in the Nevada part of the Tertiary Colorado Plateau until the late Miocene
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