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Torreya taxifolia

 
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Torreya taxifolia - Florida torreya, stinking-cedar, Florida nutmeg-yew
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Common name: Florida torreya, stinking-cedar, Florida nutmeg-yew
Family: Taxaceae (yew family)
Distribution: s.e. United States
IUCN Red list: Critically Endangered
National red list: Federally Endangered
Hardiness: USDA Zone 6
Life form: Evergreen tree
Comments: This extremely rare and threatened conifer shrub, a member of the yew family, is only native to a small area along the Apalachicola River of northern Florida and the adjacent sliver of southern Georgia. This formerly prominent plant is exceedingly rare today. The sharply pointed needles have a fragrance similar to celery. Expect a small tree, perhaps growing 15-20' tall after many years.
NatureServe Rank: G1 - Critically Imperiled
Links: Environmental Conservation Online SystemFlora of North America (eFloras.org)Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN Taxonomy)Global Trees CampaignNatureServe ExplorerThe Plant ListUSDA PLANTS Database - US Department of Agriculture

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