Abies lasiocarpa var. arizonica

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Abies lasiocarpa var. arizonica (Merriam) Lemmon

Pinaceae

Life form: tree

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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

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Abies lasiocarpa var. arizonica is a tree.

Naming

Abies lasiocarpa var. arizonica was already described and the name validly published by Clinton Hart Merriam. It was John Gill Lemmon, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Abies lasiocarpa var. arizonica is a variety 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

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Abies lasiocarpa var. arizonica is evergreen. The mid-green leaves are alternate.

Flowers and Fruits

The trees carry brown cones.

Root System

Distribution

Abies lasiocarpa var. arizonica is native to the Southwest of the US.

Cultivation

The trees tolerate temperatures down to -29°C (USDA zone 5).

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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