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Algerian fir

Abies numidica is a medium-sized to large evergreen tree growing to 20–35 m tall, with a trunk up to 1 m diameter. The leaves are needle-like, moderately flattened, 1.5–2.5 cm long and 2–3 mm wide by 1 mm thick, glossy dark green with a patch of greenish-white stomata near the tip above, and with two greenish-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 glaucous green with a pink or violet tinge, maturing brown, 10–20 cm long and 4 cm broad, with about 150–200 scales, each scale with a short bract and two winged seeds; they disintegrate when mature to release the seeds.

Algerian Fir is occasionally grown as an ornamental tree in parks and large gardens. It is valued among firs for its drought tolerance. References - Search Wikimedia Commons Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Abies numidica 1. ^ a b c Farjon, A. (1990). Pinaceae. Drawings and Descriptions of the Genera. Koeltz Scientific Books ISBN 3-87429-298-3. 2. ^ Conifer Specialist Group 1998. Abies numidica. More

This Algerian fir is very large growing. Needles are dark green, glossey and striped on the underside. Plant in full sun and well drained soil. Upright broad grower. More