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Bulgarian Fir

It is a large evergreen coniferous tree growing to 40-50 m tall and with a trunk diameter of up to 1.5 m. The leaves are needle-like, flattened, 1.8-3.5 cm long and 2 mm wide by 0.5 mm thick, glossy dark green above, and with two blue-white bands of stomata below. The tip of the leaf is variable, usually pointed, but sometimes slightly notched at the tip, particularly on slow-growing shoots on older trees. The cones are 10-21 cm long and 4 cm broad, with about 150-200 scales, each scale with an exserted bract and two winged seeds; they disintegrate when mature to release the seeds.

Common Name: Bulgarian Fir or King Boris Fir Family: Pinaceae Collection Number: Entry Author: C. More