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“Pebbles or Walls, whose opulent larva saturates her with food, she deserves by her large size the name of Leucopsis gigas, which Fabricius bestows upon her; when she comes from the Chalicodoma of the Sheds, she deserves no more than the name of L. grandis, which is all that”
“Abies grandis var. idahoensis Silba was recently described (Silba 1990) as “an inland variety, to 1850 m altitude” from southeast British Columbia to central Idaho, characterized by smaller cones, a distinct forward and vertical spread of the leaves, and more twisted petioles.”
“Variation within the species Although Abies grandis is fairly uniform throughout its range, a green coastal form and gray interior form are often recognized, and five fairly distinct climatic forms of grand fir have been identified, differing mainly in physiological and ecological traits.”
“Abies grandis is distinguished from the closely similar A. amabilis by bud scales slightly pubescent or glabrous (vs densely pubescent), upper surface of twigs easily visible (vs concealed by the needles), and variably colored mature seed cones (vs purple).”
“Open grasslands with widely scattered trees dominate the exposed southern aspects of the islands, while moister dense forests occur on northern sheltered slopes characterized by western red cedar (Thuja plicata), grand fir (Abies grandis), and sword fern (Polystichum munitum) communities.”
“Comprises mainly Pisonia grandis on Heron and Lady Musgrave islands.”
“Abies grandis var. concolor, balsam fir, Colorado white fir, Picea concolor, Pinus concolor, silver fir, and white balsam.”
“The northern, Jaua-Duida, district comprises widespread summits sharing genera such as Tyleria, Neotatea and Tepuianthus, as well as the dominant meadow species Stegolepis grandis.”
“The original sal (Shorea robusta) - dominated, multistoried vegetation has been replaced by teak (Tectona grandis), which favors drier conditions.”
“Among rare relic species are Taiwan hemlock Tsuga formosana, Chinese yew Taxus sinensis, Chinese tulip tree Liriodendron sinensis, yew Ford manglietia Manglietia fordiana, Chinese bretschneidera Bretschneidera sinensis, China cypress Glyptostrobus pensiilis, Chinese torreya Torreya grandis.”
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