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Approximate distribution of Abies yuanbaoshanensis (Farjon 1990). Map by www.expediamaps.com.

 

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Abies yuanbaoshanensis

Lu Y.J. et Fu L.K. 1980

Common names

Yuanbaoshan fir, Yuanbaoshan lengshan [Chinese] (Farjon 1990).

Taxonomic notes

It seems to be most closely related to A. forrestii and is placed in section Pseudopicea, subsect. Delavayianae (Farjon 1990).

Description

See Farjon ( 1990, 2010) and the Flora of China (Wu and Raven 1999).

Distribution and Ecology

China: N Guangxi. The type locality (and the only locality for which I have information) is in Rongshui Xian on Yuanbao Shan at 1700-2050 m elevation (Farjon 1990). Hardy to Zone 6 (cold hardiness limit between -23.2°C and -17.8°C) (Bannister and Neuner 2001).

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Citations

Fu Li-Kuo, L. Yong-Jun and Mo Sin-Li. 1980. The genus Abies discovered for the first time in Guangxi and Hunan. Acta Phytotaxonomica Sinica 18(2):205-210. Available online at the Journal of Systematics and Evolution.

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Last Modified 2012-11-28