Abies cephalonica

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Abies cephalonica Loudon

Pinaceae

Life form: tree
Usage: economic plant

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Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Coniferous leaves: cushion-like base

Division: not specified

Shape: not specified
Fruit: cone

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Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Canopy: narrowly conical

Taxonomy

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

Abies cephalonica is a tree.

Naming

Abies cephalonica was described by John Claudius Loudon. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Abies cephalonica 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 narrowly conical canopy and reach heights of 25 to 30 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Abies cephalonica is evergreen. The green leaves are alternate. They are deltoid with entire margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Abies cephalonica flowers in May. The plants are dioecious, pollination takes places by allogamy through the wind.

The trees carry brown cones.

Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

The trees tolerate temperatures down to -23°C (USDA zone 6).

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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