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Taxon: Abies amabilis Douglas ex J. Forbes

Genus: Abies section: Amabilis
Family: Pinaceae. Also placed in: Abietaceae
Nomen number: 633
Place of publication: Pinet. woburn. 125, t. 44. 1839
Name verified on: 05-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 10-Nov-2010
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA).

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

Common names:

  • amabilis fir   (Source: Ency WTimber ) – English
  • Cascade fir   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • lovely fir   (Source: AH 519 ) – English
  • Pacific silver fir   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • Purpurtanne   (Source: Zander ed14 ) – German
  • abete amabile   (Source: Mult Glossary Trees ) – Italian
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Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Hortus 3; Dict Gard)
  • Materials: wood   (plywood fide AH 271)
  • Social: religious/secular   (Christmas tree fide Dict Gard)
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Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • Boutelje, J. B. 1980. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1993. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage.
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Fowells, H. A. 1965. Silvics of forest trees of the United States.
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. 1993. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. [lists as A. amabilis (Douglas) J. Forbes].
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • International Seed Testing Association. 1971. A Multilingual Glossary of Common Plant-Names 2. Trees.
  • Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. [lists as A. amabilis (Douglas ex Loudon) Douglas ex J. Forbes].
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Little, E. L., Jr. 1978. Important forest trees of the United States.
  • Little, E. L., Jr. 1979. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Abies amabilis Douglas ex J. Forbes:


Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
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  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?633 (20 August 2014)

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