Abies homolepis umbellata

(Abies homolepis umbellata)



Tree to 35 m tall,with trunk to 1.5 m in diameter.More similar to Nikko fir (Abies homolepis) in appearance than to momi fir (Abies firma),but the few differences from the former parent tend toward the latter one.Most notable differences from Nikko fir lie in the seed cones,which are broader in the hybrid (4-5 cm across),green rather than purple,and with longer bracts that just stick out between the seed scales,especially toward the base of the cone.Needles have more lines of stomates (13-15) in each stomatal band.Some hairs in the deep grooves on the twigs might be expected in their first season but are generally not found.Seed cones 10-14 cm long,4-5 cm wide,greenish;apex more or less umbilicate. Mount Mitsumine and other peaks of central Honshū (Japan).Growing with Abies homolepis in the vicinity of Abies firma;1,000-1,200 m.

Taxonomic tree:

Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Pinopsida
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