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| color = lightgreen

| name = ''Sequoia sempervirens''

| status = VU

| trend = down

| image = coastredwood.jpg

| image_width = 250px

| image_caption = ''Sequoia sempervirens'' in Redwood National and State Parks

| regnum = Plantae

| divisio = Pinophyta

| classis = Pinopsida

| ordo = Pinales

| familia = Cupressaceae

| genus = "''Sequoia"''

| species = "''S. sempervirens"''

| binomial = ''Sequoia sempervirens''

| binomial_authority = (D. Don) Endl.


"''Sequoia"'' is a genus in the cypress family Cupressaceae, containing the single living species "''Sequoia sempervirens"''. Common names include "Coast Redwood" and "California Redwood" (it is one of three species of trees known as redwoods). It is an evergreen, long-lived, monoecious tree living for up to 2,000 years, and is commonly considered the tallest tree in the world, reaching up to 112 m (367 ft) in height and 7 m (23 ft) diameter at the base. It is thought to be named after the Cherokee Indian leader, Sequoyah, though this is uncertain.

The name Sequoia is also used as a general term for the subfamily Sequoioideae in which this genus is classified together with ''Sequoiad...

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