Unformatted text preview: 4500 – 5000 years old and Norway Spruces in Sweden and Huon pines in Tasmania are reported to be 9000 – 10,000 years old) • Largest known "single body" living organisms (Giant Redwoods). • Tallest known living organism (Coast RedwoodS) Bristlecone Pine Giant Sequoia It should be noted that clones of aspen and a several fungi have more volume than a giant redwood tree, but they are a collection of connected individuals, not a single trunk. Vegetative Features of the conifers Conifers are woody trees or shrubs with cambium (meristem for secondary growth) and indeterminate growth. The leaves are either tough needles or scale-like. The xylem contains tracheids but no vessels. Resin canals are found in stems and leaves. Most are evergreen. A few notable exceptions are the larches, dawn redwood and bald cypress....
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- Fall '09
- Plants, sequoia, Cupressaceae, Pinophyta, conifers sheds snow