Florida Title Image Large
© Steve Vaughn/Panoramic Images (Florida Title Image Large)

Florida Torreya Tree

The Florida Torreya Tree is an evergreen that is found only in a small area along the Apalachicola River in Florida’s panhandle and in an immediately adjacent region in South Georgia. An endangered species, trees formerly reached a height of 60 feet tall but are now seen in the wild only as low sprouts as the trees are top-killed by a lethal fungus. The trees have whorled branches and bright needles that are 1 - 1.5 inch long, flat, stiff, and sharply pointed.


Florida Natural Areas Inventory's Online Field Guide to the Rare Plants and Animals of Florida

Detailed descriptions, photographs, drawings, maps, habitat information, and management guidelines for more than 200 rare plant species and 150 rare animal species.

FNAI Online Field Guide for the Florida Torreya Tree


Institute for Systematic Botany Plant Atlas

Basic species information such as legal status, county distributions, pictures, and synonyms.

ISB Atlas Description of the Florida Torreya Tree

Go to the Map

Use the interactive map to zoom smoothly from a national view to state and local perspectives anywhere across the country.

Copyright © 2023 NatureServe. All Rights Reserved.