Taxon  Report   8008    
Torreya californica  Torr.
California nutmeg,  California torreya
Torreya californica
© 2006 George W. Hartwell
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Torreya californica
© 2018 Mary Conway
Torreya californica
© 2009 Zoya Akulova
Torreya californica, a gymnosperm, is a tree that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Plant Characteristics
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Torreya californica
© 2018 Mark Kiene
Family: TAXACEAE  
Genus: Torreya
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
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
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Jepson eFlora

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 24, 2019).