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Abies borissi regis

Common Name: Bulgarian Fir or King Boris Fir

Family: Pinaceae 

Collection Number: 
Entry Author:  C. Westring
Description: A large coniferous evergreen tree
Needles: 
203 cm long, 203 mm broad, densely arranged
Cones: 
  Cylindrical to narrow conic, 11-21 cm long, 3-4 cm broad, green tined pink or violet before maturity
Bark: 

Branching Pattern:  
Height:  45 to 60 meters tall
Conditions/Habitat/Kind of Forest:  
Range:  Bulgaria, Northern Greece, Albania, and the former Yugoslavia
Zone: 6
Conservation Status-US/ World Wide:
  Not threatened
Uses (Human):  Named after the King of Bulgaria

References:
Gymnosperm Database, University of Bonn
http://www.botanik.uni-bonn.de/conifers/pi/ab/borisii_regis.htm

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
http://www.iucnredlist.org/search/details.php?species=42273

Wikipedia Encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgarian-Fir

Abies Selections
http://www.conifers.co.nz/abies/abies.html

Forestfarm
http://www.forestfarm.com/search/closeup.asp?PlantID=abo064


    

 
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