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Abies veitchii
(Veitch's silver fir)

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Abies veitchii (Veitch's silver fir)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 24 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Abies veitchii
  • Preferred Common Name
  • Veitch's silver fir
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Gymnospermae
  •         Class: Pinopsida
  • Uses List
  • Agroforestry
  • Fibre
  • Miscellaneous materials
  • Ornamental
  • Religious

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Pictures

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Old-growth mixed subalpine forest (A. veitchii and A. mariesii), at Ontake Forest Reserve (1900m above sea level), central Japan.  The canopy trees are ca. 25 m in height, and 80cm in girth.  (The foreground trunks are A. veitchii.)
TitleOld-growth forest
CaptionOld-growth mixed subalpine forest (A. veitchii and A. mariesii), at Ontake Forest Reserve (1900m above sea level), central Japan. The canopy trees are ca. 25 m in height, and 80cm in girth. (The foreground trunks are A. veitchii.)
CopyrightS. Yamamoto
Old-growth mixed subalpine forest (A. veitchii and A. mariesii), at Ontake Forest Reserve (1900m above sea level), central Japan.  The canopy trees are ca. 25 m in height, and 80cm in girth.  (The foreground trunks are A. veitchii.)
Old-growth forestOld-growth mixed subalpine forest (A. veitchii and A. mariesii), at Ontake Forest Reserve (1900m above sea level), central Japan. The canopy trees are ca. 25 m in height, and 80cm in girth. (The foreground trunks are A. veitchii.)S. Yamamoto
Advanced regeneration (seedling or sapling banks) of subalpine Abies (A. veitchii and A. mariesii)
TitleRegeneration
CaptionAdvanced regeneration (seedling or sapling banks) of subalpine Abies (A. veitchii and A. mariesii)
CopyrightS. Yamamoto
Advanced regeneration (seedling or sapling banks) of subalpine Abies (A. veitchii and A. mariesii)
RegenerationAdvanced regeneration (seedling or sapling banks) of subalpine Abies (A. veitchii and A. mariesii)S. Yamamoto
Fir wave (wave regeneration) of A. veitchii on the southwestern face of Mt. Shimagare at 2,403 m above sea level.  Yatsugatake Mountains, central Japan.
TitleFir wave regeneration
CaptionFir wave (wave regeneration) of A. veitchii on the southwestern face of Mt. Shimagare at 2,403 m above sea level. Yatsugatake Mountains, central Japan.
CopyrightS. Yamamoto
Fir wave (wave regeneration) of A. veitchii on the southwestern face of Mt. Shimagare at 2,403 m above sea level.  Yatsugatake Mountains, central Japan.
Fir wave regenerationFir wave (wave regeneration) of A. veitchii on the southwestern face of Mt. Shimagare at 2,403 m above sea level. Yatsugatake Mountains, central Japan.S. Yamamoto
TitleYoung leaves
Caption
CopyrightS. Yamamoto
Young leavesS. Yamamoto
Cones of  Abies veitchii, 4-6.5 cm in length and 2-2.5 cm in diameter, and are smaller than those of A. mariesii.  (A. mariesii cones are 5-10 cm in length and 3-5 cm in diameter.)
TitleCones
CaptionCones of Abies veitchii, 4-6.5 cm in length and 2-2.5 cm in diameter, and are smaller than those of A. mariesii. (A. mariesii cones are 5-10 cm in length and 3-5 cm in diameter.)
CopyrightS. Yamamoto
Cones of  Abies veitchii, 4-6.5 cm in length and 2-2.5 cm in diameter, and are smaller than those of A. mariesii.  (A. mariesii cones are 5-10 cm in length and 3-5 cm in diameter.)
ConesCones of Abies veitchii, 4-6.5 cm in length and 2-2.5 cm in diameter, and are smaller than those of A. mariesii. (A. mariesii cones are 5-10 cm in length and 3-5 cm in diameter.)S. Yamamoto

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Abies veitchii Lindl.

Preferred Common Name

  • Veitch's silver fir

Variety

  • Abies veitchii var. sikokiana (Nakai) Kusaka
  • Abies veitchii var. sikokiana form. viridis Kusaka

Other Scientific Names

  • Abies eichleri Lauche
  • Abies sikokiana Nakai
  • Abies veitchii var. komagatakensis Hayashi
  • Abies veitchii var. nikkoensis Mayr
  • Abies veitchii var. olivacea Shiras.
  • Abies veitchii var. reflexa Koidz.
  • Picea veitchii Murray
  • Pinus veitchii MacNab

International Common Names

  • English: Japanese fir; Veitch fir
  • French: sapin de Veitch

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Japanische Tanne
  • Italy: abete di Veitch
  • Japan: koryusen; ryusen; shirabe; shirabiso

EPPO code

  • ABIVE (Abies veitchii)
  • PIUVE (Pinus veitchii)

Subspecies

  • Abies veitchii var. reflexa

Trade name

  • shirabe
  • shirabiso

Taxonomic Tree

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

Uses List

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Drugs, stimulants, social uses

  • Religious

Environmental

  • Agroforestry

General

  • Ornamental

Materials

  • Fibre
  • Miscellaneous materials
  • Wood/timber

Wood Products

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Containers

  • Boxes
  • Cases

Furniture

Pulp

  • Long-fibre pulp

Sawn or hewn building timbers

  • For light construction
  • Shingles