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Abies pindrow Royle,, Illustr. Bot. Himal. 350,. t. 86,. 1836; Parker, l.c. 524 (Fig. 2, A-C).

Common name: `Partal, Palundar'. Fl. Per.: April.

  • Abies webbiana var. pindrow (Royle)
  • Pinus pindrow (Royle)

    Trees up to 30 m tall or more, with a narrow pyramidal shape. Bark fissured, light grey to brown. Leaves spiral, 2‑4 cm long, upper surface grooved, dark green, shiny. Male cones I‑2 cm long, axillary, ellipsoid, reddish‑green; microsporophyll with ‑2 linear sporangia; microspores winged. Female cones 8‑12 cm long, solitary or in pairs, narrowly oblong, violet‑purple; m2gasporophyll obovate, 2 cm long. Seeds 1‑1.2 cm long; wing twice as long as the seed.

    Type: W. Himalayas Choor, Huttoo, Nagkanda, Kedarkatra, 10,000‑12,000',.

    `Silver fir' is common and gregarious in the Himalaya up to 3100 m, usually. on the North aspect. A useful timber tree for building purposes. The wood is used for making matches and paper pulp. Cones ripen in September; Distribution: E. Afghanistan, Himalaya eastward to W. Nepal.


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