Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3412

Tree
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare (an endangered endemic of ravines in Panhandle FL & sw. GA)

Look for it in moist ravines and bluffs, and also rarely established near plantings, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Opposite

"FLOWER":
Spring

FRUIT:

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Torreya taxifolia   FAMILY Taxaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Torreya taxifolia   FAMILY Taxaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Florida Torreya, Stinking-cedar


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image of Torreya taxifolia

JK Marlow    jkm100313_096

March    Gadsden County    FL

Angus Gholson Nature Park

image of Torreya taxifolia

JK Marlow    jkm100313_098

March    Gadsden County    FL

Angus Gholson Nature Park

image of Torreya taxifolia

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

JK Marlow    jkm150529_107

May    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Torreya taxifolia

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.