Taxon: Abies alba Mill.

Genus: Abies
    Section: Abies
Family: Pinaceae
Nomen number: 629
Place of publication: Gard. dict. ed. 8: Abies no. 1. 1768
Name Verified on: 25-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 14-Nov-2011
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard)
  • Materials: essential oils (fide HerbSpices)
  • Materials: wood (fide F Eur ed2)

Distributional Range:


  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Spain

  • Cultivated:

    . widely cult.


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