Taxon  Report   7532    
Sequoiadendron giganteum  (Lindl.) J. Buchholz
Giant sequoia,  Sierra redwood, big tree
Sequoiadendron giganteum
© Nick Kurzenko
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Sequoiadendron giganteum
© 2003 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Sequoiadendron giganteum
© Robert Potts 2001 California Academy of Sciences
Sequoiadendron giganteum, a gymnosperm, is a tree that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Sequoiadendron giganteum
© 2017 Alison Sheehey
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   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).