Taxon: Abies sachalinensis (F. Schmidt) Mast.

Genus: Abies
Section: Balsamea
Family: Pinaceae
Nomen number: 713
Place of publication: Gard. Chron. ser. 2, 12:588. 1879
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 25-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 10-Nov-2010
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • Sakhalin fir  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • sapin de Sakhaline  (Source: UPOV) - French
  • Sachalintanne  (Source: HerbSpices) - German
  • aka-todo-matsu  (Source: F JapanOhwi) - Japanese Rōmaji
  • abeto de Sachalin  (Source: UPOV) - Spanish
  • sachalingran  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard)
  • Materials: essential oils (fide HerbSpices)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • Eastern Asia: Japan Hokkaido
    • Russian Far East: Russian Federation Kurile Islands, Sakhalin

  • Cultivated


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Craker, L. E. & J. E. Simon, eds. Herbs, spices, and medicinal plants, 2 vols. (HerbSpices)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Farjon, A. Pinaceae: Drawings and descriptions of the genera Abies, Cedrus, Pseudolarix, Keteleeria, Nothotsuga, Tsuga, Cathaya, Pseudotsuga, Larix and Picea. Regnum Veg. 121. 1990 (Pinaceae) 83.
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. Flora of Japan. (F Japan)
  • Liu, T.-S. A monograph of the genus Abies. 1971 (Monog Abies) 170.
  • Office of the Union UPOV: International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants. List of the taxa protected by the members of the Union. 2009 (UPOV)
  • Ohwi, J. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). (F JapanOhwi)
  • Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Silba, J. 1986. Encyclopaedia Coniferae Phytologia Mem. 8:25.

Check other web resources for Abies sachalinensis (F. Schmidt) Mast. :

  • 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.