Abies lasiocarpa

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Abies lasiocarpa subsp. lasiocarpa, Thornton Lakes, Trappers Peak Trail, North Cascades National Park, Washington, USA
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Abies lasiocarpa is listed as Least Concern.


Taxonavigation: Pinales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Tracheophyta
Divisio: Pinophyta
Classis: Pinopsida
Ordo: Pinales

Familia: Pinaceae
Genus: Abies
Sectio: A. sect. Balsamea
Species: Abies lasiocarpa
Subspecies: A. l. subsp. arizonica – A. l. subsp. bifolia – A. l. subsp. lasiocarpa

[Alternative interpretation]
Varietates: A. l. var. arizonica – A. l. var. lasiocarpa


Abies lasiocarpa (Hook.) Nutt., N. Amer. Sylv. 3: 138, (1849).


  • Different authorities accept bifolia at different ranks; at one extreme, Flora of North America accepts it as a separate species; at the other extreme, Farjon (2001, 2010) gives it no recognition at all. Opinions also differ over the most appropriate rank (subspecies or varietas) for arizonica.


  • Basionym
    • Pinus lasiocarpa Hook., Fl. Bor.-Amer. 2: 163, (1838).
  • Homotypic
    • Picea lasiocarpa (Hook.) A.Murray bis, Gard. Chron., n.s., 4: 135 (1875).
    • Abies grandis var. lasiocarpa (Hook.) Lavallée, Énum. Arbres: 259 (1877).
    • Abies concolor var. lasiocarpa (Hook.) Beissn., Handb. Conif.: 71 (1887).
  • Heterotypic
    • Abies balsamea subsp. lasiocarpa (Hook.) B.Boivin, Naturaliste Canad. 86: 222 (1959).


Native distribution areas:
  • Northern America
    • Subarctic America
      • Alaska, Northwest Territories, Yukon.
    • Western Canada
      • Alberta, British Columbia.
    • Northwestern U.S.A.
      • Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming.
    • Southwestern U.S.A.
      • Arizona, California, Nevada.
    • South-Central U.S.A.
      • New Mexico.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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Vernacular names[edit]

Deutsch: Felsengebirgs-Tanne
English: Subalpine Fir
Esperanto: Rok-montara abio
suomi: Lännenpihta
français: Sapin subalpin
русский: пихта субальпийская
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