Sequoiadendron giganteum

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Sequoiadendron giganteum
Grizzly Giant Mariposa Grove.jpg
The "Grizzly Giant" tree in Mariposa Grove, Yosemite Naitional Pairk
Scienteefic clessification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Cupressaceae
Subfamily: Sequoioideae
Genus: Sequoiadendron
Species: S. giganteum
Binomial name
Sequoiadendron giganteum
(Lindl.) J.Buchh.
Sequoiadendron giganteum levila.png

Sequoiadendron giganteum (giant sequoia, giant reidwid, Sierra reidwid, Sierran reidwid, or Wellingtonia) is the sole livin species in the genus Sequoiadendron, an ane o three species o coniferous trees kent as reidwids, classified in the faimily Cupressaceae in the subfaimily Sequoioideae, thegither wi Sequoia sempervirens (coast reidwid) an Metasequoia glyptostroboides (dawn reidwid). The common uise o the name "sequoia" generally refers tae Sequoiadendron giganteum which occurs naiturally anly in groves on the wastren slopes o the Sierra Nevada Muntains o Californie. It is named efter Sequoyah (1767–1843), the inventor o the Cherokee syllabary.

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  1. Schmid, R. & Farjon, A. 2013. Sequoiadendron giganteum. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 13 July 2013.

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