Abies cilicica

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Abies cilicica

Pinaceae

Life form: tree

Exposure: sun   6

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Coniferous leaves: cushion-like base

Division: not specified

Shape: not specified
Fruit: cone

 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Canopy: broadly columnar

Taxonomy

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

Abies cilicica is a tree.

Naming

Abies cilicica was already described and the name validly published by Franz Antoine and Carl Georg Theodor Kotschy. It was Élie Abel Carrière, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1855.

Taxonomy

Abies cilicica 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 25 to 30 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Abies cilicica is evergreen. The dark-green leaves are alternate.

Flowers and Fruits

The trees carry ornamental green cones.

Root System

Distribution

Abies cilicica is native to Turkey and North Syria.

Cultivation

The trees prefer a sunny situation. They 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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