Redwood Tree Names, Species of the Sequoia Genus

Picture of a Coast Redwood Tree
Coast Redwood Tree (Sequoia sempervirens)

Picture of a Coast Redwood Tree,
(Sequoia sempervirens)

Trees of the Sequoia genus are commonly known as Redwood trees, specifically; Coast Redwood, California Redwood. Sequoia trees are coniferous evergreens, and are some of the largest and tallest trees in the world. The Sequoia genus has only one extant species left; "Sequoia sempervirens", the other species are all extinct, see table below.

Sequoia are closely related to two other types of trees known as Redwood; the Giant Redwood, Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) and the Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides).  All True Redwood Trees belong to the subfamily Sequoioideae.

Facts about Redwood Trees of the Sequoia Genus
  • Genus Latin Scientific Name = Sequoia.
  • Genus Latin Name Pronunciation: "see-KWOY-uh"
  • Genus Latin Name Meaning: Named from the Latin word "sequi" for sequence / following.
  • Genus Common Names = Coast Redwood, California Redwood. List of other Sequoia Vernacular Names
  • Number of Taxa (types) in the Sequoia Genus = 6 Species, 1 extant and 5 extinct.
List of Redwood Trees, Sequoia Genus - All known species, taxa types, organized by scientific Latin botanical name first and common names second

† = Extinct Species

List of Sequoia Species Names
Botanical Tree NameCommon Tree Name
†Sequoia affinis¡ ?
†Sequoia chinensis¡ ?
†Sequoia dakotensis¡ ?
†Sequoia langsdorfii¡ ?
†Sequoia magnifica¡ ?
Sequoia sempervirens syn. Taxodium sempervirensCoast Redwood, California redwood, Giant Redwood

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Coast Redwood (Sequoia) Genus Vernacular Names

English: Redwood
Français: Séquoia
македонски: Секвоја