The Sequoia Sempervirens
is commonly known as California Redwood
, Coast Redwood
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Redwood is endemic to the coastal area of northern California and
southwestern Oregon. The redwoods occupy a narrow strip of land
approximately 450 miles (724 km) in length and 5 to 35 miles (8-56 km)
in width. The northern boundary of its range is marked by two groves on
the Chetco River in the Siskiyou Mountains within 15 miles (25 km) of
the California-Oregon border [22
]. The southern boundary of
redwood's range is marked by a grove in Salmon Creek Canyon in the Santa
Lucia Mountains of southern Monterey County, California [40
The currently accepted scientific name of redwood is Sequoia
sempervirens (D. Don) Endl. Redwood is a member of the Taxodium
(Taxodiaceae) family [44
]. There are no recognized subspecies,
varieties, or forms.
Redwood is listed as a dominant or codominant overstory species in the
Coast redwood ecological types of southern Montery County, California .
Terrestrial natural communities of California .
The redwood forest and associated north coast forests .
Forest associations of Little Lost Man Creek, Humboldt County,
California: Reference-level in the hierarchical struture of
old-growth coastal redwood vegetaion .
Preliminary plant associations of the Siskiyou Mountain Province .
Tanoak series of the Siskiyou Region of southwest Oregon .
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Much of the information presented here is attributed to:
Griffith, Randy Scott. 1992. Sequoia sempervirens. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online].
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service,
Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). Available at USDA Forest Service.