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date: 27 May 2019

Abies (fir) (family Pinaceae) 

Source:
A Dictionary of Plant Sciences
Author(s):
Michael AllabyMichael Allaby

A genus of coniferous trees in which the leaves are crowded on the twigs, often approximately in 2 rows; they are needle-like and single, leaving a round, flat scar when they fall, thus producing a smooth twig. The female cones are borne erect; they shatter at maturity, but the woody axis persists. Many fine ornamental species are now widely cultivated for their lofty, deeply pyramidal, ... ...

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