Nota de aplicación
Genus of conifers of the cypress family, comprising one living species, Sequoia sempervirens. The giant sequoia was formerly included in this genus. The sequoia is native in the fog belt of the Coast Ranges from southern Monterey county, California, to southern Oregon, U.S., and the big tree occurs in scattered groves on the westerly slopes of the Sierra Nevada from Placer to Tulare counties in California. Fossil remains of Sequoia as old as the Jurassic Period (about 200 to 145.5 million years ago) are widely dispersed in the Northern Hemisphere. The bald cypress and dawn redwood are closely related to Sequoia. The name for the genus commemorates the great Cherokee Indian Sequoyah (or Sequoya).