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Published In: Illustrations of the Botany ... of the Himalayan Mountains ... 1, t. 86. 1836. (Ill. Bot. Himal. Mts.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

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Type: Type: W. Himalayas Choor, Huttoo, Nagkanda, Kedarkatra, 10,000‑12,000',
Habitat: `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: Distribution: E. Afghanistan, Himalaya eastward to W. Nepal.
Illustration: Abies pindrow (Royle ex D. Don) Royle (Illustration)
Map Location: B‑6 Khyber Agency: Morgah, A. Bakht & Naseeb Khan 14 (PPFI‑B); Landawar, Naseeb Khan 67 (PPFI‑B); Qambar Khel, Tirah, 9.7.1974, Naseeb Khan s.n. (PPFI‑B); Sherdara, Naseeb Khan 75 (PPFI‑B); C‑7 Rawalpindi & Islamabad Dist.: Murree, 7000', R.R. Stewart 1655 (RAW); near Rosenheim, c. 6000', R.J. Rodin 5312 (RAW); Murree hills, Z.AIi 4360 (RAW); Murree, Coll. Ignot. (RAW). Hazara: Dunga Gali, S.M. Hussain 2370 (PPFI‑B); Shogran, 16.10.1955, Coll. ignot. s.n. (PPFI‑B).

 

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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.
 
 
 
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