Giant sequoia

Giant sequoia

Giant sequoias are the world's largest living organisms by mass.

Biology

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giant sequoias, pine, evergreen, needle, cone, tribe, tree, forest, coniferous forest, plant, gymnosperm, biology

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Giant sequoia

Development

  • 50 - 80 m

Anatomy

  • thick trunk - Its diameter can reach 6m.
  • dense crown
  • soft bark - Its thickness at the bottom of the trunk can reach 90 cm, capable of protecting the trunk against fire.
  • roots
  • scale-like leaves

Cone

  • pollen cone (♂)
  • seed cones (♀) - The seeds are 4-5 mm long. They ripen in 18-20 months, but the seed cones can remain closed and attached to the tree for as much as 20 years. Most seeds are released only when the cone dries from the heat of forest fire.

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