Abies bracteata

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Abies bracteata (D.Don) Poit.

Pinaceae

Life form: tree

Exposure: sun   8

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Coniferous leaves: cushion-like base

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: cone

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Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Canopy: broadly columnar

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Pinophyta
Subdivisio:
Pinophytina
Classis:
Pinopsida
Subclassis:
Pinidae
Ordo:
Pinales

Abies bracteata is a tree.

Naming

Abies bracteata was already described and the name validly published by David Don. It was Pierre Antoine Poiteau, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1845.

Taxonomy

Abies bracteata is a species in the genus Abies which contains approximately 84 to 93 species and belongs to the family of the Pinaceae (Pine Family). The type species of the genus is Abies alba.

Characteristics

Growth

The trees have a broadly columnar canopy and reach heights of 20 to 25 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Abies bracteata is evergreen. The mid-green, simple leaves are alternate. They are linear. The surface of the leaves is glabrous.

Flowers and Fruits

Abies bracteata produces yellow flowers in March. The plants are dioecious.

The trees carry brown cones.

Root System

Distribution

Abies bracteata is native to Southwest California.

Cultivation

The trees prefer a sunny situation. They tolerate temperatures down to -12°C (USDA zone 8).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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