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Torreya taxifolia
Torreya taxifolia
Torreya taxifolia

Wikipedia description

Torreya taxifolia, commonly known as the Florida nutmeg, Florida torreya, gopher wood, stinking yew, or stinking cedar (although not a true yew or cedar), is a rare and endangered tree of the yew family found in the Southeastern United States, at the state border region of northern Florida and southwestern Georgia.

It is the type species of the genus Torreya. Torreya taxifolia became one of the first federally listed endangered plant species in the United States in 1984; the IUCN lists the species as critically endangered. A survey conducted in 2000 estimated the population of T. taxifolia in its native habitat to be between 500 and 600 individuals, with approximately 10 capable of reproduction. Due to a poorly understood fungal blight that has destroyed 98% of the mature trees of the species, extinction in its native range is thought to be inevitable.

Scientific classification

Clade: Conifers
Order: Pinales
Family: Taxaceae
Species: Torreya taxifolia


Sample nameSample codeTissueRNA extractorSample providerBLASTSRA dataAssembly data
EFMS-Torreya_taxifoliaEFMSyoung shootsJ. Leebens-MackJ. Leebens-Mack