Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Datasheet

Abies amabilis
(Pacific silver fir)

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Abies amabilis (Pacific silver fir)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 21 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Abies amabilis
  • Preferred Common Name
  • Pacific silver fir
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Gymnospermae
  •         Class: Pinopsida
  • Uses List
  • Erosion control or dune stabilization
  • Fibre
  • Ornamental
  • Wood/timber
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Abies amabilis Douglas ex J. Forbes

Preferred Common Name

  • Pacific silver fir

Other Scientific Names

  • Pinus amabilis Douglas

International Common Names

  • Spanish: abeto amable
  • French: sapin du Pacifique; sapin gracieux

Local Common Names

  • Canada: amabilis fir
  • Finland: pihdat
  • Germany: purpurtanne
  • Italy: abete amabile
  • Sweden: purpurgran
  • USA: amabilis fir; Cascades fir; lovely fir; Pacific silver fir; silver fir

EPPO code

  • ABIAM (Abies amabilis)

Trade name

  • Fir
  • Mixed Species
  • Mountain Hemlock - Hem-Fir
  • Western Woods
  • White Woods

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Gymnospermae
  •                 Class: Pinopsida
  •                     Family: Pinaceae
  •                         Genus: Abies
  •                             Species: Abies amabilis

Uses List

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Environmental

  • Erosion control or dune stabilization

General

  • Ornamental

Materials

  • Fibre
  • Wood/timber

Wood Products

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Containers

  • Boxes
  • Crates
  • Pallets

Pulp

  • Short-fibre pulp

Roundwood

  • Building poles
  • Transmission poles

Sawn or hewn building timbers

  • Carpentry/joinery (exterior/interior)
  • Flooring
  • For light construction

Veneers

Wood-based materials

  • Composite boards
  • Fibreboard
  • Particleboard
  • Plywood