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Common name

English: Giant sequoia

German: Riesenmammutbaum

Mandarin: 巨杉 (ju shan)

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2611)

  Phylum: Pinophyta (34)

    Class: Pinopsida (36)

      Order: Pinales (35)

        Family: Cupressaceae (13)

          Genus: Sequoiadendron (1)

            Epithet: giganteum (Lindl.) J. Buchholz (5)

Synonym: Sequoia wellingtonia Seem.

giganteum => gigantic, unusually higher than the type

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: brown, green, yellow

External links

Check for Sequoiadendron giganteum at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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