Talk:Picea abies

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shouldn't it be Norway spruce etc. Not with a capital S

Fixed—Kelvinsong (talk) 21:29, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

oldest known?[edit]

Is this truly the oldest-known tree? The referenced article states that there is an unbroken, 9000-year-long series of clones of the same tree, but it does not state that the same tree has been alive for 9000 years. Christopher.secord (talk) 21:51, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

You're right. As far as I can tell, the Umea University press release is simply wrong. This Norway Spruce is neither the oldest clone (Pando (tree)), nor the oldest individual tree (Methuselah (tree)). I've edited the article to reflect this. --Allen (talk) 20:01, 11 August 2008 (UTC)
After doing some more reading, I'm guessing that the researchers who found this tree (Old Tjikko) are claiming it's the "oldest tree" because actual tissue (albeit root tissue) has been dated at 9550 years. Presumably this is not true of Pando; there's no mention in that article of the oldest tissue found from that clone. And Methuselah, of course, has the oldest trunk tissue found. So I guess the real story is that Old Tjikko is the clonal tree from which the oldest living tissue has been found. If someone can find a reliable source to confirm that I'm reading this right, it would be useful. --Allen (talk) 20:17, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

scientific name[edit]

What is the norway spruces scientific name... i really need to no... like today picea spruce

Common name of tree[edit]

What is a common name of tree in English. I was told that common spruce and not norway spruce. Is it true? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:04, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

- no that is the German name — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:12, 21 May 2016 (UTC)

Pineapple galls[edit]

There are three images of pineapple galls on this article, and yet no mention of galls or pseudocones in the text. Richigi (talk) 20:00, 16 August 2013 (UTC)


Some of the journal citations are exceptionally long (one has over 50 authors). For ease of future editing, I applied list-defined referencing. This should not affect future editors who wish to add citations but are not familiar with LDR--any citation added inline will behave in the same manner as before. Richigi (talk) 23:18, 23 September 2013 (UTC)