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Abies koreana (Korean fir; Corean fir)

Synonyms: Abies koreana f. nigrocarpa
Language: Chi; Dut; Fre; Ger; Hun; Ita; Kor (Hangul); Rus; Spa

Wikipedia Abstract

Korean fir (Abies koreana; 구상나무, Gusang namu in Korean) is a fir native to the higher mountains of South Korea, including Jeju-do island. It grows at altitudes of 1,000–1,900 m in temperate rain forest with high rainfall and cool, humid summers, and heavy winter snowfall. Korean fir is a very popular ornamental plant in gardens in cool climates, grown for its foliage but also for the abundant cone production even on young trees only 1–2 m tall. The cultivar 'Silberlocke' has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
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Endangered Species

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


Fiorinia externa (elongate hemlock scale)[3]


South Korea (Cheju Island, Chiri-san, Halla-san, Kaya-san, Kongo-san, Mudung-san, Tokyu-san). TDWG: 38 KOR-SK; South Korea (Cheju Island, Chiri-san, Halla-san, Kaya-san, Mudung-san, Tokyu-san) TDWG: 38 KOR-SK;

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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
3Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
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