Syn: A. webbiana var. pindrow Brandis. Hybridizes spontaneously with A. spectabilis. Described varieties include brevifolia Dallimore. Abies pindrow is an evergreen Tree growing to 30 m (98ft 5in) at a slow rate. It is hardy to zone (UK) 8 and is frost tender. It is in leaf all year, and the seeds ripen. Abies pindrow Royle,, Illustr. Bot. Himal. ,. t. 86,. ; Parker, l.c. (Fig. 2, A-C). Common name: `Partal, Palundar’. Fl. Per.: April. Abies webbiana var.

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Names of Plants in India site. Role of eFI in Sc. Threatened Taxa of Telangana State. Abies pindrow Royle ex D. Don RoyleIll. Henry ; Abies webbiana var.

Conifer Species: Abies pindrow | American Conifer Society

Don ; Pinus spectabilis var. Don Voss ; Taxus lambertiana Wall. Badar, tung, drewar; Kumaon: Rogha, rao-ragha, rausla; Kunawar: The Pindrow Fir or West Himalayan Fir Abies pindrow is a fir native to the western Himalaya and adjacent mountains, from northeast Afghanistan east ahies northern Pakistan and India to central Nepal.

It is a large evergreen tree growing to 40—60 metres — ft tall, and with a trunk diameter of up to 2—2. It has a conical crown with level branches. The shoots are greyish-pink to buff-brown, smooth and glabrous hairless. The leaves are needle-like, among the longest of any fir, 4—9 centimetres 1.


The cones are broad cylindric-conic, 7—14 centimetres 2. The closely related Gamble’s Fir Abies gambleisyn. The cones are very similar. Recent research, however, has shown that Abies gamblei is not related to Abies pindrow. At West Himalayan locations in Himachal State in India visited by members of the Dendrological Atlas team, at around m the latter species is replaced by Abies gambleishowing no intermediate forms.

Such areas included Churdhar and the upper Sangla Valley at elevations between and m where these species have morphologically and ecologically clearly separated. Elevation-wise, Pindrow fir occurs between 2,—3, pinvrow 6,—10, ft although mostly between and m and Abies gamblei from 3,—3, metres 9,—11, ft. Some references of 3, metres 12, ft naming in error ” Abies spectabilis ” in the W.

Pindrow Fir is used to a small extent for abiee and production in its native range. It is occasionally pkndrow as an ornamental tree in large gardens in western Europebut demands high humidity and rainfall to grow well.

The name pindrow derives from the tree’s name in Nepalese. Abies pindrow Royle, Illustr. Pinddrow tree with Pyramidal crown,without short clustered branches, flattened leaves, cm long, dark green above, spiral but somewhat two ranked; female cones cm long, erect, usually violet-purple; male cones cm long.


Good gymnosperm to begin with Si r. It is widespread in temperate zone of Uttarakhand. Abies pindrow and Abies spectabilis are similar species.

Abies pindrow

Hope both of them will appear on this form with clear differences visible in photographs. Abies pindrow from Paddar valley SKR Is it really that purple. An important timber species sold under the name ‘Parhtal’, the wood is light and is used for indoor paneling, and packing. Till about 25 years back, the wood had preferred use in the manufacture of Gliders.

I know, this is insufficient post as this lacks any seeds or cones, still I wanted to post these pics, I hope they belong to Abies, can the species be known from these pics? Could be Abies pindrowbut not sure.

It is always helpful to have good view of whole plant. It is Abies pindrow. For more details, pl. Major contributors Stars of the month Efloraofindia’s journey General. A Panoramic view on way to Zirmi Thaatch ft. Cedrus deodara from Kashmir – efloraofindia Google Groups. Abies pindrow from Kashmir – efloraofindia Pihdrow Groups.

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