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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Afghanistan to Central Himalaya.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[EDGE]

Forest, F. et al. 2018. Gymnosperms on the EDGE. Scientific Reports 8: 6053. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-24365-4.

Conservation
Abies spectabilis is rated as Near Threatened (NT) according to IUCN Red List criteria and has received a EDGE score of -4.02, which places it in position 633 on the EDGE Gymnosperm list. It has a Evolutionary Distinctiveness of 4.5, ranked 728. More information on the EDGE Gymnosperm project here https://www.edgeofexistence.org.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Nepal, Pakistan, Tibet, West Himalaya

Abies spectabilis (D.Don) Mirb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Aug 1, 2008 Wager, L.R. [185], China K000567636
Aug 1, 2008 Gamble, J.S. [24372], India K000567641
Aug 1, 2008 Drummond, J.R. [22695], India K000567635
Aug 1, 2008 Grey-Wilson, C.R. [811], Nepal K000567643
Aug 1, 2008 Kanjilal, U. [1049], India K000567642
Aug 1, 2008 Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], India K000567634
Feb 1, 2006 Wallich, N. [6058], India K000553370 syntype
Feb 1, 2006 Wallich, N. [s.n.], Nepal K001081718 syntype
May 9, 1988 Webb, W.S. [6058], India K000553405 paratype
Strachey, R. [2], India K001081716
Jan 1, 2009 Webb, W.S. [6058], India Pinus spectabilis K001081717 lectotype

First published in Mém. Mus. Hist. Nat. 13: 70 (1825)

Accepted by

  • Farjon, A. (2001). World Checklist and Bibliography of Conifers, ed. 2: 1-309. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Farjon, A. (2010). A handbook of the world's Conifers 1: 1-526. BRILL, Leiden, Boston.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Farjon, A. (2010). A handbook of the world's Conifers 1: 1-526. BRILL, Leiden, Boston.

Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
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EDGE Gymnosperms
EDGE of Existence (Gymnosperms)
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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