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Coast redwood, California redwood or Giant redwood

coast redwood, California redwood or Giant redwood (Sequoia sempervirens), Cupressaceae, tree, leaves and fruit, illustration.

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Sequoia sempervirens is the sole living species of the genus Sequoia in the cypress family Cupressaceae. Common names include coast redwood, California redwood, and giant redwood.

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Photo Tour: Redwood, Sequoia sempervirens - Institute for Redwood Ecology - Humboldt State University

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4. The tallest, biggest, thickest, oldest trees: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sequoia_sempervirens -->> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eucalyptus_regnans -->> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sequoiadendron_giganteum -->> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxodium_mucronatum -->> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Basin_Bristlecone_Pine

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Rockefeller Magassága: 112,6 méter Helyszín: Amerikai Egyesült Államok, Kalifornia, Humboldt Fajtája: örökzöld mamutfenyő (Sequoia sempervirens)

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"They're known as 'ghost trees,' and for good reason: albino redwoods are extremely rare and nearly impossible to spot. There may be as few as 25 of these trees in the world, yet eight of them are at Henry Cowell Redwood State Park in Northern California. They lack chlorophyll and suck energy from their parent tree."

Photos of the World's Oldest, Tallest, and Greatest Trees

Tallest tree in the world: Hyperion, a 379.1-foot-tall coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) located somewhere in California's Redwood National Park.

‘Best In The Northwest’ at The Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection

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Hyperion, a 379-foot-tall redwood is currently the tallest tree in the world. Located somewhere in California's Redwood National Park, it stands taller than many man-made landmarks.