Sequoiadendron giganteum (Lindl.) J.Buchholz, Amer. J. Bot. 26: 536 1939. (Syn: Gigantabies wellingtoniana (Seem.) J. Nelson [Illegitimate]; Sequoia gigantea (Lindl.) Decne. [Illegitimate]; Sequoia gigantea f. pendula (Briolay-Goiffon ex Carrière) Beissn.; Sequoia washingtoniana Sudw. [Illegitimate]; Sequoia wellingtonia Seem. ..; Steinhauera gigantea (Lindl.) Kuntze ex Voss; Taxodium giganteum (Lindl.) Kellogg & Behr; Taxodium washingtonianum Winslow [Illegitimate]; Taxodium washingtonium Winsl.; Washingtonia americana Gordon; Washingtonia californica Winslow [Illegitimate]; Washingtonia gigantea (Lindl.) Carrière; Wellingtonia californica Sarg.; Wellingtonia gigantea Lindl.; Wellingtonia gigantea var. pendula Carrière; Wellingtonia pendula Briolay-Goiffon ex Carrière);
Sequoiadendron giganteum (giant sequoia, giant redwood, Sierra redwood, Sierran redwood, or Wellingtonia) is the sole living species in the genus Sequoiadendron, and one of three species of coniferous trees known as redwoods, classified in the family Cupressaceae in the subfamily Sequoioideae, together with Sequoia sempervirens (coast redwood) and Metasequoia glyptostroboides (dawn redwood).
The common use of the name “sequoia” generally refers to Sequoiadendron giganteum which occurs naturally only in groves on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California.
Giant sequoia is a very popular ornamental tree in many areas. It is successfully grown in most of western and southern Europe, the Pacific Northwest of North America north to southwest British Columbia, the southern United States, southeast Australia, New Zealand and central-southern Chile. It is also grown, though less successfully, in parts of eastern North America.
(From Wikipedia on 15.12.13)
The Giant Sequoia tree – the biggest on earth : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 2 authors.
I am attaching herewith the photohraphs of the giant sequoia tree (General shermon), the largest tree in the world. The photographs were taken in Sequoia National Park, California, USA during my last visit (October).
Here is the extract from Wikipedia on the tree
The second set of photographs of the the Giant Sequoia tree (Sequoiadendron giganteum): General sherman tree in Sequoia National park, California, USA
… super tree !!!
Thanks for sharing information.
Gymnosperms Fortnight :: Cupressaceae from Kew Gardens :: MK004 : Attachments (5). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Name: Sequioadendron giganteum (Lindl.) J. Buchholz
Synonym: Sequioa gigantea
English: Giant Sequioa
IUCN status: Endangered
Date: 28 March 2011
2 posts by 2 authors.
Sequoiadendron giganteum (Lind.) Buchh.,
A huge tree with trunk often many metres in diameter, up to 80 m tall, with small appressed leaves; female cones up to 8 cm long.
Photographed from Sunnyvale, California.
This species is believed to be the most massive and tallest on earth. Thank you for showing it here.