Friday, February 24, 2017

Abies concolor (White Fir)

7/4/16 Rock Creek, Eastern Sierra, Inyo National Forest, Mono County, CA 

7/4/16 Rock Creek



SPECIES: Abies concolor

FAMILY: Pinaceae (Pine Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 7/4/2016

LOCATION: Rock Creek, Eastern Sierra, Inyo National Forest, Mono County, CA


Treatment from Jepson eFlora:

Stem: trunk < 61 m, < 2.7 m wide; mature crown rounded; bark white-gray in youth, gray-brown to +- black, thick, deep-furrowed, with alternate dark, light layers in age; twig glabrous; bud resinous. 

Leaf: +- 2-ranked on lower branches, twisted upward on higher, 3--9 cm, +- flat; adaxial +- white bands 0; tip generally blunt or acute. 

Seed Cone: 7--13 cm; stalk < 5 mm; bract included. 

Ecology: Mixed-conifer to lower red-fir forest; 

Elevation: 900--3100 m. 

Bioregional Distribution: KR, NCoR, CaRH, SNH, Teh, TR, PR, MP, n SNE, DMtns; 

Distribution Outside California: to central Oregon, Idaho, Colorado, northern Baja California. 

Note: Further study needed: most California, some Rocky Mountains plants would be called Abies concolor var. lowiana (Gordon) Lemmon were that taxon recognized; relationship of southern California plants (especially from DMtns) to generally Rocky Mtns Abies concolor var. concolor

Synonyms: Abies lowiana (Gordon) A. Murray bis

eFlora Treatment Author: J. Robert Haller, Nancy J. Vivrette, & James R. Griffin

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