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|Family: Pinaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Abies||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Abies concolor (Gordon & Glend.) Lindl. ex Hildebr.
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
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Abies bracteata
Next taxon: Abies grandis
Citation for this treatment: J. Robert Haller, Nancy J. Vivrette, & James R. Griffin 2016. Abies concolor, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11524, accessed on April 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on April 30, 2016.