Sequoiadendron giganteum - Sequoia Gigantea, Giant Sequoia, Giant Redwood, Wellingtonia Gigantea Seeds

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Botanical name: Sequoiadendron giganteum
Common name: Sequoia Gigantea, Giant Sequoia, Giant Redwood, Wellingtonia Gigantea
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
(unranked): Gymnosperms
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Cupressaceae
Genus: Sequoiadendron
Species: S. giganteum


Giant sequoia grows today as an ornamental spocie in several parts of the world.

A timber of spirituosos maturas are highly resistant degraded, but seriously fibrosas and broken, generally indequately for a construction. Very used for roofs, mour’ses and sponge of christmas.

The trees are so large that when they discovered for the first time in 1850, many of them did not believe that they had been or was real, it was taken an exhibition and had to be a huge fraud. Later, another, riore, whole, it was cut and shipped out of excellence of exposure from a largest exposure and, then, it was famous in any america.

In 1890, the conservation american john muir leaded a public protest against his destroyment, what happened to a designa? Of the national park of the sequóia, today visited by people of the all world.

All the sequoiadendon wild forests are protected, almost everyone is in public lands, and the most are relatively difficult to visit, between the most popular? A giant forest at sequoia national park.

The Giant Sequícia – frequently call of the largest living on earth.

Sequoiadendron giganteum (giant sequoia; also known as giant redwood, Sierra redwood, Sierran redwood, Wellingtonia or simply big tree) 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). Giant sequoia specimens are the most massive trees on Earth. The common use of the name sequoia usually refers to Sequoiadendron giganteum, which occurs naturally only in groves on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California.

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