Pinus picea L.

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Family: Pinaceae

Genus: Pinus

Description: 

In Siberia, where this species is very abundant, it seems to delight in flat aqueous situations, so much so, that a forest of Silver Firs, as Gmelin states, is considered by the Tartar hordes as a sure indication of good springs being at hand. (Desc. Pinus)

History: 

Published in Sp. Pl. 1001 in 1753. Also published in Desc. Pinus 1 t.30 p.46 #24 in 1803 (and ed.3 #36 in 1832) .

Synonym of Abies alba Mill.


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