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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
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
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.
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

Gymnosperm Database, University of Bonn

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Michigan State University Extension

Horticopia On-line Plant Information




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