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Genus 'Torreya'

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Torreya californica
Torreya nucifera

Torreya californica (California Nutmeg)

Torreya californica

Native: California

Location: Grown for ornament in western Europe.

Height to 21m in cultivation or more in the wild.

Foliage

Leaves are dark yellowish green above with two whitish bands underneath and taper to a hard sharp spine.

Flowers

Torreya californica

Male flowers are about 0.8cm long, turn yellow and shed pollen June. Females, on separate plants, are tiny and green at the base of new shoots.

Fruits

Torreya californica

Fruits about 3.7cm long, shining green with purple streaks and containing a large brown seed.