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|Genus: Tsuga||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Tsuga mertensiana (Bong.) Carrière
Stem: trunk < 35 m, 2.2 m wide, prostrate at timberline; mature bark red- or purple-brown, with narrow grooves between narrow ridges; twig puberulent. Leaf: 10--25 mm, persistent < 7 years, tip rounded.
Ecology: Subalpine, some scattered in cold areas of red-fir, mixed-conifer forest; Elevation: 1200--3500 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, NCoRH, CaRH, SNH, MP, n SNE; Distribution Outside California: to Alaska, Montana.
eFlora Treatment Author: J. Robert Haller, Nancy J. Vivrette, & James R. Griffin
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Tsuga heterophylla
Next taxon: Taxaceae
Citation for this treatment: J. Robert Haller, Nancy J. Vivrette, & James R. Griffin 2017. Tsuga mertensiana, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=47424, accessed on February 25, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 25, 2017.