metasequoia glyptostroboides (dawn redwood)
Long thought to be extinct, dawn redwoods were discovered in the 1940s living in remote forests in western China. Together with the coast redwood and giant sequoia, dawn redwood forms the famous third sequoia. Fossil records dating back 100 million years to the Mesozoic show that dawn redwoods were widespread across North AMerica until about 15 million years ago. Dawn redwood remains rare and endangered today, with only a few hundred trees known in its native range. In contrast to coast redwood with alternately displayed needles, those of dawn redwood are opposite. Unlike most conifers, dawn redwood loses its leaves in winter.
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