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(family Taxodiaceae)

A monotypic genus of evergreen conifers, S. sempervirens (coast redwood) of the N. American coastal fog belt from Oregon to California. Sequoia is a giant, columnar tree, probably the tallest in the world. The bark is soft and spongy, and it yields valuable timber. The leaves are spreading and yew-like.

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