Abies pindrow (Royle) Spach

West Himalayan Fir

Large tree with dense foliage generally extending to base of trunk. Shoots ash grey, hairless, ridged. Buds resinous. Leaves 30-65 mm long, parted above and below the shoot, with two pale bands below, tip notched into 2 horny points on mature branches. Cones about 10-15 cm long, cylindrical.


Young shoots ash-grey, hairless, ridged; foliage parted above and below; leaves deeply notched.

ACT: ANU (Forestry Department ptd 1968). VIC: Mt Macedon ('Hascombe' c. 25 m tall in 1991).

Source: Spencer, R. (1995). Pinaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 1, Ferns, conifers & their allies. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Pinopsida
order     Pinales
family      Pinaceae
genus       Abies Mill.