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Abies cephalonica

Common Name: Greek Fir or Meyer's Dwarf

Family: Pinaceae 

Collection Number: 
Entry Author:  C. Westring
Description: A broadly pyramidal tree; a narrow-leaved evergreen
Needles: 
Spirally arranged, dark shiny green above, greenish-white below; flattened in cross-section; tips are sharply pointed; 15-35 mm long by 2-3 mm wide
Cones: 
Male cones ovoid, 14 mm long by 4 mm wide.  Female cons are narrowly cylindrical, brownish-red to violet, somewhat resinous, 12-16 cm long by 3.8 cm wide.  Cones are golden brown in color.
Bark:
Grey-brown, smooth but becoming fissured into oblong plates
Branching Pattern:  
Height:  30 meters
Conditions/Habitat/Kind of Forest:  Prefers partial shade or partial sun to full sun and moist soil.
Range:  Greece
Zone:  5
Conservation Status-US/ World Wide:
  Not threatened
Uses (Human):  Used for construction, pulp


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

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
http://www.iucnredlist.org/search/details.php?species=38320

Michigan State University Extension
http://www.msue.msu.edu/imp/mod/00002355.html

Horticopia On-line Plant Information
http://www.horicopia.com/hortpix/html/pc13.htm


    



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