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Alpine Fir Abies lasiocarpa (Pinaceae) HEIGHT to 16m <br />
Narrowly conical tree. BARK Greyish-white, smooth with resinous blisters. LEAVES Notched needles, to 4cm long, greyish green above, 2 white bands below; dense, on upper side of shoot, central ones pointing forwards; REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Small male flowers yellow, tinged red; grow below shoot. Female flowers purple, upright; in clusters on same plant. Cones cylindrical, to 10cm long, purple, ripening brown. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native W USA uplands.
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Alpine Fir Abies lasiocarpa (Pinaceae) HEIGHT to 16m
Narrowly conical tree. BARK Greyish-white, smooth with resinous blisters. LEAVES Notched needles, to 4cm long, greyish green above, 2 white bands below; dense, on upper side of shoot, central ones pointing forwards; REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Small male flowers yellow, tinged red; grow below shoot. Female flowers purple, upright; in clusters on same plant. Cones cylindrical, to 10cm long, purple, ripening brown. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native W USA uplands.

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Date: 3 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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