Sequoiadendron Genus Tree Names

Picture of a Giant Sequoia Tree
Giant Sequoia, Giant Redwood Tree (Sequoiadendron giganteum)
Picture of a Giant Sequoia or Giant Redwood tree (Sequoiadendron giganteum)

Trees of the Sequoiadendron genus are commonly known as Giant Redwood, or Giant Sequoia. Sequoiadendron trees are coniferous evergreens, and are some of the largest and tallest trees in the world. The Sequoiadendron genus has only one extant species; Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum), the other species are extinct, see table below.

Sequoiadendron trees are closely related to two other species of trees known as Redwood; the Coast Redwood, or Claifornia Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens), and the Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides). All True Redwood Trees belong to the subfamily Sequoioideae.

Facts about Trees of the Sequoiadendron Genus
  • Genus Latin Scientific Name = Sequoiadendron.
  • Genus Latin Name Pronunciation: "see-kwoy-uh-DEN-dron"
  • Genus Latin Name Meaning: Sequoia - Dendron; Sequoia: Named from the Latin word "sequi" for sequence / following. Dendron: The Latin word "dendron" for tree.
  • Number of Taxa (types) in the Sequoiadendron Genus = 2, 1 extant and 1 extinct.
List of Trees in the Sequoiadendron Genus - All known species, taxa types, organized by scientific Latin botanical name first and common names second

† = Extinct Species

List of Sequoiadendron Species Names
Botanical Tree NameCommon Tree Name
†Sequoiadendron chaneyi¡ ?
Sequoiadendron giganteumGiant Sequoia, Giant Redwood, Sierra redwood, Sierran redwood, Big Tree, Wellingtonia

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