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Abies nordmanniana

Common Name: Nordmann Fir

Family: Pinaceae 

Collection Number: 
Entry Author:  C. Westring
Description:  A narrow pyramidal-shaped  evergreen conifer
Needles: 
Dense, directed forward; 20-30 mm X 2-2.5 mm; apex rounded and notched; lustrous dark green on upper surface
Cones: 
Red-brown; 15 cm X 5 cm; cylindrical
Bark:
Gray-brown, smooth with resin blisters until very old
Branching Pattern: Densely branched from ground up; regularly arranged
Height:  61 meters tall
Conditions/Habitat/Kind of Forest:  Prefers moist, well-drained, acidic soil and full sun
Range:  Asia Minor, Caucasus
Zone:  5
Conservation Status-US/ World Wide:
  Not threatened
Uses (Human):  Used to grow  Christmas Trees in the Republic of Georgia (Caucasia); also used in parks

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

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
http://www.iucnredlist.org/search/details.php?species=42293

UConn Plant Database
http://www.hort.uconn.edu/Plants/a/abinor/abinor1.html

 


    

 


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