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Delavay's Fir

The species is named after its discoverer, Father Pierre Jean Marie Delavay, who collected it at 3,500-4,000 m on the Cangshan mountains near Dali.

Abies delavayi (Delavay's Fir) is a species of fir, native to Yunnan in southwest China and adjoining border areas in southeastern Tibet, far northeastern India, northern Myanmar, and far northwestern Vietnam. It is a high altitude mountain tree, growing at altitudes of 3,000-4,000 m (exceptionally down to 2,400 m and up to 4,300 m), often occupying the tree line. More

Abies delavayi, at one time it was more or less a catch-all term for several Chinese firs. More