Torreya californica Torr.
Family: Taxaceae
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Trees to 20(--25) m; trunk to 9(--12) dm diam.; crown conic or, in age, round-topped. Branches spreading to slightly drooping; 2-year-old branches reddish brown. Leaves 3--8 cm, abaxial side with 2 deeply impressed, glaucous bands of stomates, flattened on adaxial side, emitting pungent odor when crushed. Pollen cones whitish. Seed (including aril) 2.5--3.5 cm; aril light green streaked with purple. 2 n = 16. Rare and local along mountain streams, protected slopes, creek bottoms, and moist canyons of the Coastal Range and Sierra Nevada; 0--2000 m; Calif.
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