Etymology: the species Torreya taxifolia was discovered in 1838 by the botanist Harvey Croom and named in honor of the American botanist John Torrey (1796-1873). Torrey identifies in 1854 another species of the same genus in California, Torreya californica. Origin: California and China, Japan. Rate of Growth: slow. Shape: pyramidal.
Right trunk. Bark: grey, shedding strap-like.
Persistent leaf: flat needle of 4 cm long, 3 mm broad, very aromatic. Flower: male and female in general separated on distinct feet (species dioecious) Fruit: drupe in the form of olive, appearing in September, reaching 4 cm long with maturity backs it up year.