Taxon  Report   8008 
Torreya californica  Torr.
California nutmeg,  California torreya
Torreya californica
© 2018 Mark Kiene
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Torreya californica
© 2009 Zoya Akulova
Torreya californica
© 2012 Belinda Lo
Torreya californica, a gymnosperm, is a tree that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.

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Plant Characteristics
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Torreya californica
© 2006 George W. Hartwell
Family: TAXACEAE  
Genus: Torreya
Mixed Evergreen Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest
Habitat: slopes
Distribution by County 

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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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ICPN: Torreya myristica
ICPN: Tumion californicum
More information about  Torreya californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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:   (Accessed: Jul 21, 2018).

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