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Taxon: Abies balsamea (L.) Mill.

 
Genus: Abies
Section: Balsamea
Family: Pinaceae
Nomen number: 635
Place of publication: Gard. dict. ed. 8: Abies no. 3. 1768
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 05-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 5 (3 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental
  • Materials: fiber; gum/resin; wood
  • Medicines: folklore
  • Social: religious/secular (Christmas tree and decorations)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Québec]
    • WESTERN CANADA: Canada [Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan]
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Virginia]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Boutelje, J. B. 1980. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature
  3. Craker, L. E. & J. E. Simon, eds. 1986-1987. Herbs, spices, and medicinal plants, 2 vols.
  4. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  5. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  6. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Abies+balsamea&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  7. Fowells, H. A. 1965. Silvics of forest trees of the United States.
  8. Greuter, W. et al., eds. 2000. International code of botanical nomenclature (Saint Louis Code) Art. 23.5, Ex. 5, 6.
  9. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  10. International Seed Testing Association. 1971. A Multilingual Glossary of Common Plant-Names 2. Trees.
  11. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  12. Little, E. L., Jr. 1978. Important forest trees of the United States
  13. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  14. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  15. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Abies balsamea (L.) Mill. :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?635. Accessed 15 September 2019.