Abies sachalinensis

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Abies sachalinensis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Pinaceae
Genus: Abies
Species: A. sachalinensis
Binomial name
Abies sachalinensis

Abies sachalinensis (Sakhalin fir) is a species of conifer in the family Pinaceae. It is found in Sakhalin island and southern Kurils (Russia), and also in northern Hokkaido (Japan).

The first "discovery" by a European was by Carl Friedrich Schmidt, a.k.a. F. Schmidt, a.k.a. Fedor Bogdanovich (1832-1908), the Baltic German botanist, on the Russian island of Sakhalin in 1866, but he did not introduce it to Europe. The plant was re-discovered by the English plant-collector, Charles Maries in 1877 near Aomori on the main Japanese island of Honshū, who initially thought it to be a variety of Abies veitchii.[2]


  1. ^ Zhang, D; Katsuki, T. & Rushforth, K. (2013). "Abies sachalinensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 
  2. ^ James Herbert Veitch (2006). Hortus Veitchii (reprint ed.). Caradoc Doy. p. 80. ISBN 0-9553515-0-2.