Abies densa Griff., Not. Pl. Asiat. 4: 19 1854. (syn: Abies fabri subsp. fordei (Rushforth) Silba; Abies fordei Rushforth; Abies spectabilis subsp. densa (Griff.) Silba; Abies spectabilis var. densa (Griff.) Silba);
E. Nepal to SE. Tibet and N. Assam as per WCSP;
Common name: Sikkim Fir, East-Himalayan Silver Fir
Tree up to 40m, with wide-spreading branches. Leaves 20-40 x 2mm, green above, white beneath, apex rounded and notched, margins some what inrolled. Males cones 20 x 7mm. Female cones at first ovoid, 1cm, when mature cylindrical, 10-15 x 3.5- 7.5cm; ovuliferous scales 3cm broad. Seeds ovoid, 1cm, bearing a rounded, oblong or spathulate wing, as long as the seed.
Moist coniferous forests, commonly covering large areas as pure stands, often with an understory of Rhododendron, at lower levels mixed with Hemlock, at higher altitudes becoming dwarf and mixed with Juniper.
(attributions- A.C.J Grierson & D.G Long. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RBGE. 1983 from Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)
Location: Sandakphu, India
Date: 13 May 2018
Altitude: 12000 ft.
Habit : Wild
Abies densa Griff. ??
To me looks different from images of this species at
Pl. check keys at Abies
Pictures are of Abies densa.
Despite somewhat different looking images on the websites mentioned.
Abies densa images : 9 posts by 1 author. 9 images- 1 to 7 mb each.
Please find attached, images of Abies densa, observed in the district of North Sikkim from Siddarth Machado, one by one.
Catalogue of Life The Plant List Ver.1.1 WCSP IPNI