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Abies lasiocarpa var. arizonica

Abies lasiocarpa var. arizonica
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Scientific name: Abies lasiocarpa var. arizonica (Merriam) Lemmon  1898

Synonims: Abies arizonica Merriam, Abies bifolia var. arizonica (Merriam) O'Kane & K.D. Heil, Abies lasiocarpa subsp. arizonica (Merriam) E. Murray, Pinus beissneri Voss

Common names:Arizona Subalpine fir, Corkbark fir, Arizona Rocky Mountain fir



Tree to 30(-40) m tall, with trunk to 1.2(-2) m in diameter. Bark on large trunks relatively thin, grey-brown, fissured towards base. Buds 3-6 mm long, resinous at the tips or overall. Fresh leaf scars tan around the edges. Needles arranged all around the twigs but turned to the sides and above on both upper and lower branches, (1-)1.5-2.5(-3) cm long, light green or bluish green with wax above, the tips notched or rounded. Pollen cones 13-20 mm long, greenish purple. Seed cones cylindrical, (5-)7-10(-12) cm long, (2-)3-4 cm across, dull purple when young, maturing purplish brown. Seed body 5-7 cm long, the wing up to about twice as long.

Southern Colorado through Arizona and New Mexico; 600-3,000 m.


Conservation Status

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern



Farjon, A. (2010). A Handbook of the World's Conifers. Koninklijke Brill, Leiden.

Eckenwalder, J.E. (2009) Conifers of the World: The Complete Reference. Timber Press, Portland.

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Cambridge, UK /Gland, Switzerland


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Rootstock: Abies cephalonica

Product CodeABIYNTXL47
Weight1.5 kg
Height20 - 30 cm

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