Common Name: Greek Fir or Meyer's
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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
Height: 30 meters
Conditions/Habitat/Kind of Forest: Prefers partial shade or partial sun to full sun and moist soil.
Conservation Status-US/ World Wide: Not threatened
Uses (Human): Used for construction, pulp
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