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Abies pindrow var. brevifolia

Abies pindrow var. brevifolia
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Scientific name: Abies pindrow var. brevifolia Dallim. & A.B.Jacks.  1923

Synonyms: Abies gamblei Hickel, Abies pindrow subsp. brevifolia (Dallim. & A.B.Jacks.) Silba, Abies pindrow subsp. gamblei (Hickel) Rushforth, Abies pseudochensiensis Debreczy & Rácz, Abies pindrow subsp. brevifolia (Dallim. & A.B.Jacks.) Silba

Common names: West Himalayan Alpine fir



Tree to 15-20(-30) m tall, with trunk to 1 m in diameter. Bark breaking to wide uneven hard ridges, weathering to light gray, detaching in stiff plates; freshly exposed bark dark brown, changing to grayish-brown, finally light gray. Branchlets maturing light yellowish-gray, changing to darker gray in following season. Leaves 2.5-3.8 cm pectinately outspreading in 2-3 layers on shade branches, radially outspreading on upper fertile branches, dark green or more often pruinose-green above, with some stomatal lines above (adaxially), 2 white stripes below (abaxially) . Cones 5 – 10 cm ovoid or oblong-ovoid, grayish-blue to purplish before fully mature, bracts inclused.

India: Garhwal and Kashmir Himalayas (Chamba District 1000-2,700(-3,700) m.


Conservation Status

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient

Doubts about the taxonomic status of this taxon require an assessment of Data Deficient.



  • 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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Product CodeABI1P0QW43
Weight1.5 kg

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