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Abies fanjingshanensis W. L. Huang, Y. L. Tu et S. Z. Fang


Description from Flora of China

Abies fargesii Franchet var. fanjingshanensis (W. L. Huang & al.) Silba.

Trees to 20 m tall; trunk to 65 cm d.b.h.; bark dark gray; branchlets initially red-brown, darker in 2nd or 3rd year; winter buds ovoid. Leaves radially spreading or ascending on upper side of branchlets, pectinately arranged in 2 lateral sets on lower side, linear, unequal, 1-4.3 cm × 2-3 mm, stomatal lines in 2 bands abaxially, resin canals 2, marginal on vegetative branchlets, median on cone-bearing branchlets, apex obtuse. Seed cones shortly pedunculate, purple-brown, ripening dark brown, cylindric, 5-6 × ca. 4 cm. Seed scales at middle of cones reniform, ca. 1.5 × 1.8-2.2 cm, exposed part densely pubescent. Bracts spatulate, ca. 4/5 as long as seed scales, distal margin rounded or emarginate, apex with an acute, small cusp. Seeds slightly appressed, narrowly ovoid, ca. 8 mm; wing broadly cuneate, ca. 7 mm.

An endangered species.

* 2100-2350 m. NE Guizhou (Jiangkou: Fanjing Shan)


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