Botanical name: Abies spectabilis Family: Pinaceae (Pine family)
Synonyms: Pinus spectabilis, Pinus webbiana
Himalayan Silver Fir is a pyramidal tree, growing up to 50 m or more tall. Upper branches are horizontal. Bark is dark grey, deeply grooved. Leaves are linear, up to 4 cm long, flattened with incurved margin. Young branchlets have hairy grooves. Cones are erect, cylindrical, 10-20 cm long, dark purple. Himalayan Silver Fir is found in the Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and NE India, at altitudes of 2800-4000 m. Flowering: April-June.
The flower labeled Himalayan Silver Fir is ...