Calflora
Taxon  Report   7532    
Sequoiadendron giganteum  (Lindl.) J. Buchholz
Giant sequoia,  Sierra redwood, big tree
Sequoiadendron giganteum
© 2017 Alison Sheehey
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Sequoiadendron giganteum
© Robert Potts 2001 California Academy of Sciences
Sequoiadendron giganteum
© Nick Kurzenko
Sequoiadendron giganteum, a gymnosperm, is a tree that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Sequoiadendron giganteum
© 2003 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Family: CUPRESSACEAE  
Genus: Sequoiadendron
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Americus giganteus
PLANTS: Sequoia gigantea
PLANTS: Sequoia wellingtonia
More information about  Sequoiadendron giganteum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (SEGI2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

Photo Tour:  Institute for Redwood Ecology, Humboldt State University.


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 15, 2018).

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