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Unformatted text preview: Genus: metasequoia glyptostrobioides- dawn redwood Genus Sequoiadendron giganteum- big tree, widest, fattest (general Sherman) Genus: taxodium distichum- Bald Cypress Characteristics: Contain a berry-like fruit Family: Pinaceae (Pine) Genus Abies- firs Genus cedrus- cedar Genus picea- spruce Genus pinus- pine Genus pseudotsuga menziessii- Douglas fir (HUGE) Genus tsuga- hemlock Characteristics: Leaves are needle-like and born in fascicles, used for lumber, furniture, ornamentals Family Taxaceae (Yew) Genus taxol- cancer medication Genus torreya- nutmeg Characteristics: Grows in N. California, an ornamental shrub Subdivision: Gnetical Class: Gnetatea Family: Ephedraceae (Ephedra, Ma Huang, Mormon Tea) Genus: Ephedra Characteristics: Grown in china, N America, S America, Mexico and Eurasia, xylem vessels are present. Family Welwitshiaceae Genus: Welsitschia- pair of leaves emerge from a huge taproot...
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2008 for the course BIOL 422 taught by Professor Davenport during the Spring '07 term at Samford.
- Spring '07