- Description: Torreya tree surrounded by yellow iris flowers. The Torreya tree only grows naturally along the Apalachicola River area. It is listed as an endangered species most likely due to overharvesting done in the 19th century for fences, furniture, and riverboat fuel. The population declined further during the 1950s due to a fungal tree disease. Efforts are now being made to grow the tree in other locations. Other names for the tree include the "stinking yew" and "stinking cedar," because of the odor that is given off from their leaves and seed cones.
- Keywords: tree, Torreya tree, Maclay Gardens
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- Source: Florida Center for Instructional Technology, Exploring Florida: Social Studies Resources
for Students and Teachers (Tampa, FL: University of South Florida, 2009)
- Date of Photo: 4/1/2007
- Photographer: Roy Winkelman