Picea purpurea

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Picea purpurea
Picea purpurea Rogów placard.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Pinaceae
Genus: Picea
Species: P. purpurea
Binomial name
Picea purpurea

Picea purpurea, also known as purple cone spruce and purple-coned spruce is a species of spruce found only in China.[1] It is likely to be a hybrid species produced by crosses between Picea likiangensis and Picea wilsonii,[2] or possibly involving other species.[3]


  1. ^ A. Farjon (2013). "Picea purpurea". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ Yongshuai Sun; Richard J. Abbott; Lili Li; Long Li; Jiabin Zou & Jianquan Liu (2014). "Evolutionary history of Purple cone spruce (Picea purpurea) in the Qinghai–Tibet Plateau: homoploid hybrid origin and Pleistocene expansion". Molecular Ecology. 23 (2): 343–359. doi:10.1111/mec.12599. 
  3. ^ Yuan Li; Michael Stocks; Sofia Hemmilä; Thomas Källman; Hongtao Zhu; Yongfeng Zhou; Jun Chen; Jianquan Liu & Martin Lascoux (2010). "Demographic histories of four spruce (Picea) species of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau and neighboring areas inferred from multiple nuclear loci". Molecular Biology and Evolution. 27 (5): 1001–1014. doi:10.1093/molbev/msp301. PMID 20031927.