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Trees in Sequoia National Park
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Sequoiadendron chaneyi foliage fossil, Nevada
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Cupressaceae
Subfamily: Sequoioideae
Genus: Sequoiadendron
  • Steinhauera C.Presl
  • Wellingtonia Lindl. 1853, illegitimate homonym, not Meisn. 1840 (Sabiaceae)
  • Americus Hanford, rejected name
  • Washingtonia Winslow 1854, rejected name, not H. Wendl. 1879 (Arecaceae) not Raf. ex J.M. Coult. & Rose 1900 (Apiaceae)

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

Fossil record

Sequoiadendron fossil pollen and macrofossils may have been found as early as the Cretaceous and throughout the Northern Hemisphere, including locations in western Georgia in the Caucasus region.

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