Abies pindrow

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Abies pindrow a tall, evergreen tree with a conical crown
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Abies pindrow a tall, evergreen tree with a conical crown, attaining a height up to 30m and a girth up to 7m, found in the temperate Himalayas from Kashmir to Nepal at altitudes of 2000-3000mt. The dark green foliage frequently extends to the whole length of the tree, concealing the entire bole. Upper branches horizontal, lower ones usually drooping with ends curving upwards. Bark smooth, brown to silvery on young trees and greyish brown and deeply fissured on old trees; leaves needle-like, persistent, young ones soft, flattened, up to 9cm long, spirally arranged, declinate, pectinately arrranged on barren shoots; male catkins sessile, clustered in axils; femalr cones solitary, terminal, ovoid, 10.0-16.0cm *4.0-7.5cm, violet-purple, changing to dark brown when mature; scales fan-shaped; seeds brown, shining; wings,longer than the seeds.