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Abies chensiensis

Common Name:  Shensi Fir

Family: Pinaceae 
Collection Number: 
Entry Author:  C. Westring
Description: An evergreen conifer
Needles: 
Pectinately arranged in 2 lateral sets; dark green and flattened; 1.5-4.8 cm X 2.5-3mm 
Cones: 
Lateral, erect on short peduncles; green, ripening brown; cylindrical or ovoid-cylindrical; 7-10 cm X 3-4 cm.  
Bark:
On young trees the bark is dark gray and smooth, becoming longitudinally fissured on older trees.
Branching Pattern:  
Height:  Up to 50m high 
Conditions/Habitat/Kind of Forest:  Sun to partial shade
Range:  China and India
Zone:  6
Conservation Status-US/ World Wide:
  Not threatened
Uses (Human):  


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

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
http://www.iucnredlist.org/search/details.php?species=42274

Dave's Garden
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/78202/

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

 

 


 


    


 
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