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Original source: Hojas de Abies firma. Foto por usario Inti-sol en Mt. Takao de Tokyo, septirmbre de 2006. ?????2006?9????????????
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Momi fir

Abies firma is a medium-sized to large evergreen coniferous tree growing to 50 m tall and 2 m in trunk diameter, with a broad conical crown of straight branches rising at an angle of about 20 above horizontal. The bark is scaly grey-brown, with resin blisters on young trees. The shoots are grooved, buff to grey-brown, glabrous or finely pubescent. The leaves are flattened, 2-5 cm long and 2-4 mm broad, spread at nearly right angles from the shoot; the apex is sharp, bifid on the leaves of young trees, single-pointed on mature trees. They are bright green above, and greyish-green below with two broad stomatal bands. The cones are 7-15 cm long by 3-5 cm wide, green maturing yellow-brown, tapering to a 2-3 cm broad bluntly rounded apex. The scale bracts are exserted 3-6 mm, triangular. The seeds are 7-9 mm long with a wedge-shaped wing 1.5 cm long, are released after the cones disintegrate at maturity in October.

Abies firma in habitat on northern Kyushu, near the city of Fukuoka . photo Crown of an old tree in the forest shown above . Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional Abies firma = Sieb. et Zucc. 1842 Common Names MOMI, MOMI-NO-KI (Japanese), Momi fir (Silba 1986), Japanese fir, Momitanne. More

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