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Sequoiadendron
Sequoiadendron
is a genus of evergreen trees, with two species, only one of which survives to the present:[1]

Sequoiadendron
Sequoiadendron
giganteum, extant, commonly known as the "giant sequoia", growing naturally in the Sierra Nevada
Nevada
of California[2] † Sequoiadendron
Sequoiadendron
chaneyi, extinct, the predecessor of Sequoiadendron giganteum, found mostly in the Nevada
Nevada
part of the Tertiary Colorado Plateau until the late Miocene[3]

Fossil
Fossil
record[edit] Sequoiadendron
Sequoiadendron
fossil pollen has been recovered from strata of early Pliocene
Pliocene
until Günz glaciation of the Pleistocene
Pleistocene
in Western Georgia in the Caucasus
Caucasus
region.[4] References[edit]

^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant
Plant
Families ^ Biota of North America 2013 county distribution map ^ Daniel L. Axelrod, 1959. Late Cenozoic evolution of the Sierran Bigtree forest. Evolution 13(1): 9–23. ^ The History of the Flora and Vegetation of Georgia by Irina Shatilova, Nino Mchedlishvili, Luara Rukhadze, Eliso Kvavadze, Georgian National Museum Institute of Paleobiology, Tbilisi
Tbilisi
2011, ISBN 978-9941-9105-3-1

External links[edit]

Media related to Sequoiadendron
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at Wikispecies

Taxon identifiers

Wd: Q14707792 EoL: 41446 EPPO: 1SQUG FNA: 130128 FoC: 130128 GBIF: 2684119 GRIN: 11073 IPNI: 296672-2 ITIS: 183437 NCBI: 99813 PLANTS: SEQUO2

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