Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Pinaceae — coniferous trees, the firs.

Etymologies

From Latin abies ("silver fir"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Mountain tops in places like Fanjing Shan support Himalayan-type conifer-hardwood forests comprised of Tsuga chinensis, Acer flabellatum, Rhododendron hypoglaucum, Enkiartos chinensis, Prunus serrulata, and a fir taxon that has recently been described as Abies fanjingshanensis, although it is possible that this might be a subspecies of the more widespread A. fargesii.

    Gizhou Plateau broadleaf and mixed forests

  • The Noble Fir is also known as the Abies procera and is in the family

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  • It also includes many species that are endemic to mountain areas, such as Abies bornmulleriana, whose occurrence on this mountain represents its southernmost distribution.

    Anatolian conifer and deciduous mixed forests

  • Southwestern Turkey also contains endemic forest types, such as Abies cilicica ssp. isaurica and Quercus vulcanica.

    Southern Anatolian montane conifer and deciduous forests

  • For example, these mountains are essentially the southern limits for genera of conifers such as Abies, Juniperus, Cupressus and Taxus, which tend to grow on the wetter, north-facing slopes near the tops of the higher mountains.

    Central American montane forests

  • The drier forests, especially on the north-facing slopes and along the higher elevations, are characterized by Quercus ilex, sometimes mixed with conifers such as Abies, Picea, Cedrus, and Pinus spp., with an Arundinaria-dominated understory.

    Western Himalayan broadleaf forests

  • The United States Baedeker and railroad literature overstate its altitude by more than a hundred feet.] [Footnote 30: Doubtless the red silver fir, now classified as Abies amabilis.

    Steep Trails

  • This migratory group then spends the winter in semi-dormancy on the pine and sacred fir (Abies religiosa) trees of the reserves.

    Butterflies by the million : the Monarchs of Michoacán

  • Rocky Mountain white fir (Abies concolor var. concolor) is protected in Nevada as a Christmas tree.

    White fir

  • They are Rocky Mountain fir (Abies concolor var. concolor) and California white fir (Abies concolor var. lowiana, also known as Sierra white fir).

    White fir

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