Sequoia

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Redwood burl (Sequoia sempervirans)

Description

A common name for a group of large trees of the family Taxodiaceae. Three species are:

- Giant sequoia - Sequoiadendron giganteum, native to California 
- Coast redwood -Sequoia sempervirens, native to California 
- Dawn redwood - Metasequoia glyptostroboides, native to southwestern China 

See also redwood.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Taxodiaceae; redwood; giant sequoia; séquoia (Fr.); sequóia (Port.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 657
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996