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Trees of Taurus fir (Abies cilicica)

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Trees of Taurus fir (Abies cilicica)

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A view of Taurus fir trees (Abies cilicica). Taurus fir (also known as Cilicia fir) is a fir species from Pinaceae family. It is distributed in Taurus mountain chain of Turkey including Syria and Lebanon. It can grow to 30-40 m tall. Its cone is pyramidial and narrow in end. (Photo: Aydinlar village, Erdemli district, Mersin, Turkey).

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Author(s) / Publisher

Zeynel Cebeci


Plant Ecology


fir, abies, abies cilicica, taurus mountains

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Typical age range

Undergraduate (18-21)

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This resource is licensed under the license(CC-BY-NC-ND) Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported

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  • Harold Hoover

    25/06/2013 20:36:36

    I've read this plant can "naturalize" and even become invasive. Where has this occurred and under what conditions? I'm a 'Board Certified Master Arborist' with 40 years experience. I've never germinated or observed such a tough and robust first year conifer germinant(let alone a fir)as this species. I'm very impressed! ..........Comments?

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