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Abstract

Abies semenovii B. Fedtsch. at the Peter the Great Botanical Garden.

Abstract

Abies semenovii B. Fedtsch. (Pinaceae) is an extremely rare flora species of the Central Asia (Kirghizia); it has been cultivated at the Peter the Great Botanical Garden of the Komarov Botanical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) since 1949, where it was first introduced into general cultivation. Since 2000, upon reaching the age of 43 years, the seed reproduction of the plants is being marked. An X-ray test proved seeds, collected in 2014, to be filled and full. In spring 2015, first time in the 67 years of cultivating this specie in St. Petersburg area, first young crops were received. Abies semenovii - a cold hard and decorative tree - has to be introduced into the gardening of St. Petersburg and shall be promoted into the Karelia and further to the northern regions of the European part of the Russian Federation.