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|Genus: Abies||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Abies bracteata (D. Don) A. Poit.
Stem: trunk < 55 m, < 1.3 m wide; mature crown steeple-like; bark thin; branches +- drooping, to ground or not; twig glabrous; bud 1--2.5 cm, sharp-pointed, not resinous. Leaf: < 6 cm, dark green, faintly grooved adaxially; tip spine-like. Seed Cone: < 9 cm; stalk < 15 mm; bract exserted 1.5--4.5 cm, spreading, tip with slender spine.
Ecology: Steep, rocky, fire-resistant slopes, generally in canyon-live-oak phase of mixed-evergreen forest; Elevation: 210--1600 m. Bioregional Distribution: n SCoRO (Santa Lucia Range). Note: Bark not fire-resistant.
Synonyms: Abies venusta (Douglas) K. Koch
eFlora Treatment Author: J. Robert Haller, Nancy J. Vivrette, & James R. Griffin
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Abies amabilis
Next taxon: Abies concolor
Citation for this treatment: J. Robert Haller, Nancy J. Vivrette, & James R. Griffin 2016. Abies bracteata, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11522, accessed on July 25, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 25, 2016.