Conifer with persistent foliage, family Pinaceae (Cedar, Norway Spruce,
|Abies alba = reddish-brown-green.|
Abies cephalonica = cyan.
Abies cilicica = dark green.
Abies marocana = claret.
Abies nebrodensis = yellow.
Abies nordmanniana = purple.
Abies numidica = red.
Abies pinsapo = blue.
|Origin : Greece.|
Habitat: tree of light ('heliophilous"), the Fir of Greece tolerates the dry and hot sites. It makes the best of various soil types, including calcareous.
Height: 30 m tall.
Shape: broad of a pyramid, with long horizontal branches to grown-up subjects.
Dark grey, smooth bark, shedding in oblong flakes.
Persistent foliage; needles disposed in spiral, from 1,5 to 3,5 cm long. Dark bright green top, not or seldom fluted. White-greenish underside, with 6 or 7 short stomatal lines.
Cylindrical cones, brownish - red to purple, obtuse, somewhat resinous apex, 12 - 16 cm long on 4 cm broad.
Use : the Fir of Greece is a nice tree of ornament in parks and gardens