The Gymnosperm Database

scanned plant

Foliage from an ornamental tree [C.J. Earle, 1999.03].

map

Approximate distribution of Picea orientalis. Adapted from a map by www.expediamaps.com.

 

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Conservation status

Picea orientalis

(Linnaeus) Link

Common names

Oriental spruce, Caucasian spruce (Farjon 1990); Ель восточная [Russian], Doğu ladini [Turkish].

Taxonomic notes

Syn: Pinus orientalis Linnaeus; Picea wittmanniana Carrière, pro syn (Farjon 1990).

Description

Distribution and Ecology

In the mountains around the eastern end on the Black Sea: Abkhaz A.S.S.R., Georgian S.S.R. and NE Turkey (Farjon 1990). Hardy to Zone 5 (cold hardiness limit between -28.8°C and -23.3°C) (Bannister and Neuner 2001).

Big tree

In Teberda, Russia (57 m tall, dbh 400 cm) (Vladimir Dinets e-mail 1998.01.02).

Oldest

Dendrochronology

Ethnobotany

Observations

Remarks

Citations

Farjon, Aljos. 1990. Pinaceae: drawings and descriptions of the genera Abies, Cedrus, Pseudolarix, Keteleeria, Nothotsuga, Tsuga, Cathaya, Pseudotsuga, Larix and Picea. Königstein: Koeltz Scientific Books.

See also

Last Modified 2017-12-29