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Taxon: Abies grandis (Douglas ex D. Don) Lindl.

Genus: Abies section: Grandis
Family: Pinaceae. Also placed in: Abietaceae
Nomen number: 664
Place of publication: Penny Cycl. 1:30. 1833
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:

  • giant fir   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • grand fir   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • lowland fir   (Source: AH 271 ) – English
  • lowland white fir   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • silver fir   (Source: AH 271 ) – English
  • white fir   (Source: AH 271 ) – English
  • yellow fir   (Source: AH 271 ) – English
  • sapin de Vancouver   (Source: L Noms French ed7 ) – French
  • Riesentanne   (Source: Zander ed14 ) – German
  • abete di Vancouver   (Source: Mult Glossary Trees ) – Italian
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Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide AH 519)
  • Materials: wood   (plywood fide AH 519)
  • Social: religious/secular   (used as a Christmas tree fide web document)
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Distributional range:

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

References:

  • Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource).
  • Demilly, D. et al. 2001. Liste alphabétique des principales espèces de plantes cultivées et de mauvaises herbes. Noms latins et noms français, ed. 7.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1993. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage.
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Farjon, A. 1990. Pinaceae: Drawings and descriptions of the genera Abies, Cedrus, Pseudolarix, Keteleeria, Nothotsuga, Tsuga, Cathaya, Pseudotsuga, Larix and Picea. Regnum Veg. 121.
  • Farjon, A. 1998. World checklist and bibliography of conifers.
  • Fowells, H. A. 1965. Silvics of forest trees of the United States.
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. 1993. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California.
  • International Seed Testing Association. 1971. A Multilingual Glossary of Common Plant-Names 2. Trees.
  • 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).
  • Washington State University Clark County Extension. 2010. Grand Fir. [re. christmas tree use].
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Abies grandis (Douglas ex D. Don) Lindl.:


Images:

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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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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
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?664 (31 July 2014)

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