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Abies nebrodensis (Sicilian Fir)

Synonyms: Abies alba subsp. nebrodensis; Abies alba var. nebrodensis; Abies pectinata; Abies pectinata var. nebrodensis
Language: Chi; Hrv, Srp; Ita; Rus

Wikipedia Abstract

Sicilian fir (Abies nebrodensis) is a fir native to the Nebrodi and Madonie mountains in northern Sicily. It is a medium-size evergreen coniferous tree growing to 15–25 m tall and with a trunk diameter of up to 1 m. It occurs at altitudes of 1400–1,600 m. As a result of deforestation, it is now extremely rare, with only 21 mature trees surviving; replanting programmes are meeting with limited success due to heavy grazing pressure by livestock belonging to local farmers. It is classified as critically endangered by the IUCN Red List
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Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Abies nebrodensis


Allergen Potential [1]  Low
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Structure [2]  Tree

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Parco delle Madonie 100967 Italy  

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Madonie Mountains Italy  


Nemolecanium graniformis[3]


Italy: Sicily (Madonie Mountains: Monte Scalone, Polizzi Generosa) TDWG: 13 SIC-SI; Italy: Sicily (Madonie Mountains: Monte Scalone, Polizzi Generosa). TDWG: 13 SIC-SI;

External References



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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
3Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
Protected Areas provided by Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
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