Pinus abies L.

Photo credit: Original from Descr. Pinus courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library - (provided by Missouri Botanical Garden) modified to provide labels.

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Family: Pinaceae

Genus: Pinus

Description: 

P. Abies is one of the loftiest of the Europaean trees, growing sometimes to the height of one hundred and fifty feet. It is commonly straight and pyramidical. The bark is reddish and scaly, the leaves shoot very thickly, but not so regularly as in P. picea... (Desc. Pinus)

History: 

Published in Sp. Pl. 1002 in 1753. Also published in Desc. Pinus 1: t.25 p.37 #19 in 1803 (and in ed.3 #31 in 1832).

Basionym of Picea abies (L.) H.Karst.


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