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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Gymnosperms (non-flowering plants): Conifers: Cupressales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Torreya taxifolia   FAMILY Taxaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Torreya taxifolia   FAMILY Taxaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Torreya taxifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Tumion taxifolium

 

COMMON NAME:
Florida Torreya, Stinking-cedar


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image of Torreya taxifolia, Florida Torreya, Stinking-cedar

JK Marlow    jkm100313_096

March    Gadsden County    FL

Angus Gholson Nature Park

image of Torreya taxifolia, Florida Torreya, Stinking-cedar

JK Marlow    jkm100313_098

March    Gadsden County    FL

Angus Gholson Nature Park

image of Torreya taxifolia, Florida Torreya, Stinking-cedar

JK Marlow    jkm100313_127

March    Gadsden County    FL

Angus Gholson Nature Park

Male cones borne singly in the axils of needles of the previous year, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.


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image of Torreya taxifolia, Florida Torreya, Stinking-cedar

Sam Pratt    sbp_040722_image3

April    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

image of Torreya taxifolia, Florida Torreya, Stinking-cedar

JK Marlow    jkm150529_107

May    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

image of Torreya taxifolia, Florida Torreya, Stinking-cedar

JK Marlow    jkm140607_642

June    Franklin County    NC

Highlands Biological Station

Leaves stiff with a short petiole-like constriction, often slightly curved, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Torreya taxifolia   FAMILY Taxaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Torreya taxifolia   FAMILY Taxaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Torreya taxifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Tumion taxifolium

 

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3412

Tree
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to Georgia Coastal Plain (introduced elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Rare or waif(s)

Habitat: Moist ravines and bluffs, sometimes planted well outside its native range as an ornamental, and also rarely established near plantings, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Leaves spine-tipped

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Opposite

"FLOWER":
Spring

FRUIT:

 

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