Torreya californica in Mt. Tamalpais State Park
November 2011

by Connie Barlow


On a hike along the north side of Mt. Tamalpais with Michael Dowd and Terry Patton (November 2011), Connie was carefully watching for Torreya californica visible from the trail. She found just the one specimen pictured below. The stiff and incredibly sharp needled leaves are diagnostic of this evergreen conifer species in California.

  

  


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