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Larix sibirica
(Siberian larch)

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Larix sibirica (Siberian larch)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 24 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Larix sibirica
  • Preferred Common Name
  • Siberian larch
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Gymnospermae
  •         Class: Pinopsida
  • Uses List
  • Dye/tanning
  • Fuelwood
  • Ornamental
  • Shade and shelter
  • Windbreak

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A 27-year-old L. sibirica experimental plantation, located in Trecesson, Québec, Canada. The trees are  the Raivola seed source (Finland). Tree height is about 8.5 m, d.b.h. 13 cm.
TitleSiberian larch plantation
CaptionA 27-year-old L. sibirica experimental plantation, located in Trecesson, Québec, Canada. The trees are the Raivola seed source (Finland). Tree height is about 8.5 m, d.b.h. 13 cm.
CopyrightA. Stipanicic/Direction de la recherche forestière
A 27-year-old L. sibirica experimental plantation, located in Trecesson, Québec, Canada. The trees are  the Raivola seed source (Finland). Tree height is about 8.5 m, d.b.h. 13 cm.
Siberian larch plantationA 27-year-old L. sibirica experimental plantation, located in Trecesson, Québec, Canada. The trees are the Raivola seed source (Finland). Tree height is about 8.5 m, d.b.h. 13 cm. A. Stipanicic/Direction de la recherche forestière
A 27-year-old Siberian larch tree, height about 8.5 m. Raivola seed source (Finland). It is growing in an experimental plantation at Chibougameau, Richardson County, Québec, Canada.
TitleTree habit
CaptionA 27-year-old Siberian larch tree, height about 8.5 m. Raivola seed source (Finland). It is growing in an experimental plantation at Chibougameau, Richardson County, Québec, Canada.
CopyrightJ. Claveau/Direction de la recherche forestière
A 27-year-old Siberian larch tree, height about 8.5 m. Raivola seed source (Finland). It is growing in an experimental plantation at Chibougameau, Richardson County, Québec, Canada.
Tree habitA 27-year-old Siberian larch tree, height about 8.5 m. Raivola seed source (Finland). It is growing in an experimental plantation at Chibougameau, Richardson County, Québec, Canada.J. Claveau/Direction de la recherche forestière
In this 21-year-old comparative test plantation of Siberian larch (arrowed), European larch and hybrids, the photograph, taken in September, illustrates clearly the fact that Siberian larch is the first to change foliage colour from green to a golden yellow.  Average height of the Siberian larch (Chirinsk provenance) was 6.6 m at age 15 years. Location of experimental site: Dablon, Dechene County, Québec, Canada.
TitleAutumn foliage colour
CaptionIn this 21-year-old comparative test plantation of Siberian larch (arrowed), European larch and hybrids, the photograph, taken in September, illustrates clearly the fact that Siberian larch is the first to change foliage colour from green to a golden yellow. Average height of the Siberian larch (Chirinsk provenance) was 6.6 m at age 15 years. Location of experimental site: Dablon, Dechene County, Québec, Canada.
CopyrightG. Lapointe/Direction de la recherche forestière
In this 21-year-old comparative test plantation of Siberian larch (arrowed), European larch and hybrids, the photograph, taken in September, illustrates clearly the fact that Siberian larch is the first to change foliage colour from green to a golden yellow.  Average height of the Siberian larch (Chirinsk provenance) was 6.6 m at age 15 years. Location of experimental site: Dablon, Dechene County, Québec, Canada.
Autumn foliage colourIn this 21-year-old comparative test plantation of Siberian larch (arrowed), European larch and hybrids, the photograph, taken in September, illustrates clearly the fact that Siberian larch is the first to change foliage colour from green to a golden yellow. Average height of the Siberian larch (Chirinsk provenance) was 6.6 m at age 15 years. Location of experimental site: Dablon, Dechene County, Québec, Canada.G. Lapointe/Direction de la recherche forestière
A 2.5-year-old (0.5+2) L. sibirica seedling at the beginning of September, height 40 cm. Stock composed of 60 progenies from southern Siberia, destined for progeny testing in boreal forest. Location: Normandin Provincial Nursery, Parent County, Québec, Canada.
TitleSiberian larch seedling
CaptionA 2.5-year-old (0.5+2) L. sibirica seedling at the beginning of September, height 40 cm. Stock composed of 60 progenies from southern Siberia, destined for progeny testing in boreal forest. Location: Normandin Provincial Nursery, Parent County, Québec, Canada.
CopyrightA. Stipanicic/Direction de la recherche forestière
A 2.5-year-old (0.5+2) L. sibirica seedling at the beginning of September, height 40 cm. Stock composed of 60 progenies from southern Siberia, destined for progeny testing in boreal forest. Location: Normandin Provincial Nursery, Parent County, Québec, Canada.
Siberian larch seedlingA 2.5-year-old (0.5+2) L. sibirica seedling at the beginning of September, height 40 cm. Stock composed of 60 progenies from southern Siberia, destined for progeny testing in boreal forest. Location: Normandin Provincial Nursery, Parent County, Québec, Canada.A. Stipanicic/Direction de la recherche forestière
One-year-old Siberian larch shoot, whitish-grey, glossy, slightly pubescent at first and later glabrous.  Buds are brown, very dark to almost black at the base.
TitleYoung shoot
CaptionOne-year-old Siberian larch shoot, whitish-grey, glossy, slightly pubescent at first and later glabrous. Buds are brown, very dark to almost black at the base.
CopyrightA. Stipanicic/Direction de la recherche forestière
One-year-old Siberian larch shoot, whitish-grey, glossy, slightly pubescent at first and later glabrous.  Buds are brown, very dark to almost black at the base.
Young shootOne-year-old Siberian larch shoot, whitish-grey, glossy, slightly pubescent at first and later glabrous. Buds are brown, very dark to almost black at the base.A. Stipanicic/Direction de la recherche forestière

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Larix sibirica Ledeb.

Preferred Common Name

  • Siberian larch

Other Scientific Names

  • Larix russica (Endl.) Sabine ex Trautv.
  • Larix sukaczewii Dylis

International Common Names

  • English: Russian larch
  • Spanish: alerce de Siberia
  • French: mélèze de Sibérie
  • Russian: listvennica Sibirskaïa

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Lärche, Sibirische
  • Italy: larice siberiano
  • Netherlands: siberische lork
  • Sweden: sibirisk lärk

EPPO code

  • LAXSI (Larix russica)

Trade name

  • larch

Taxonomic Tree

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

Uses List

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Environmental

  • Shade and shelter
  • Windbreak

Fuels

  • Fuelwood

General

  • Ornamental

Materials

  • Dye/tanning
  • Essential oils
  • Fibre
  • Miscellaneous materials
  • Wood/timber

Wood Products

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Containers

  • Boxes
  • Cases
  • Crates
  • Pallets

Furniture

Pulp

  • Long-fibre pulp

Railway sleepers

Roundwood

  • Building poles
  • Pit props
  • Posts
  • Roundwood structures
  • Stakes
  • Transmission poles

Sawn or hewn building timbers

  • Beams
  • Carpentry/joinery (exterior/interior)
  • Exterior fittings
  • Fences
  • Flooring
  • For heavy construction
  • For light construction
  • Gates

Wood extractives (including oil)

Wood gas (and other hydrocarbons

Wood-based materials

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