Abies spectabilis

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Abies spectabilis
Abies spectabilis
Abies spectabilis
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Pinaceae
Genus: Abies
Species: A. spectabilis
Binomial name
Abies spectabilis
(D.Don) Spach
Synonyms

Abies webbiana (Wall ex D. Don) Lindl.

Abies spectabilis (East Himalayan fir) is a conifer species in the family Pinaceae and the genus firs. It is sometimes held to include the Bhutan fir (A. densa) as a variety. It is found in Afghanistan, China (Tibet), northern India, Nepal, and Pakistan.[1] It is a large tree, up to 50 m (160 ft) tall.[2]

Abies spectabilis has a wide distribution, but it has suffered from logging and deforestation, especially at the lower elevations. In 2011, IUCN assessed it as "Near Threatened".[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Zhang, D, Rushforth, K. & Katsuki, T. (2011). "Abies spectabilis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Dezhao Chen, Dianxiang Zhang & Kai Larsen. "Abies spectabilis". Flora of China. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA. Retrieved 10 April 2013.