Vascular Plants - Pinaceae - Abies:
Abies procera
Page Authors: Don Knoke, David Giblin
noble fir, red or white fir 
Habit: tree
Duration: perennial
Origin: Native
Conservation Status: Abundant; of no concern.

Distribution: Chiefly west of the Cascades in Washington; from northern Washington to the Siskiyou Mountains in California, and in the Coast Range in Oregon.
Habitat: Deep forests where there is sufficient moisture, moderate to fairly high elevations.
Species Description:

General: A tall, symmetrical tree up to 70 m. tall, the branches short, stiff and spreading.
Bark: Bark readily flaking, grayish-brown, dark reddish-brown beneath.
Leaves: Leaves bluish-green to silvery, 1.5-3 cm. long, thicker in the middle, crowded, stiff and upturned, with two white bands on the lower surface and a single broad band on the upper.
Cones: Staminate cones reddish, pendant and catkin-like, 7-20 mm. long, on the lower side of branches near the middle of the tree or above; ovulate cones only near the top of the tree, single and erect, 11-13 cm. long and up 6 cm. thick, the scales dark reddish-brown, nearly concealed by ruffle-edged, slender-pointed, straw-colored to olive bracts.
Accepted Name:
Abies procera Rehd.
Synonyms:
Abies nobilis (Dougl. ex D. Don) Lindl. 1824, not A. Dietrich 1833

Treated in Flora of the PNW as:
Abies procera
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria Specimens: View list of all Abies procera specimens in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WTU Herbarium Specimens: View list of Abies procera specimens in the WTU Herbarium database.

Washington Flora Checklist: Abies procera treatment.

E-Flora BC: Abies procera atlas page.

CalPhotos: Abies procera images.

USDA Plants Database: Abies procera.
Additional photographs of Abies procera:
(click on a thumbnail to view larger photo)

Clayton J. Antieau, 1988

Clayton J. Antieau, 1997

H. Tim Gladwin, 1983

H. Tim Gladwin, 1982

Clayton J. Antieau, 2008

Clayton J. Antieau, 1990

G. D. Carr, 2005

G. D. Carr, 2005

G. D. Carr, 2005

Paul Slichter, 2009

Susan McDougall, 2005

Susan McDougall, 2006

Susan McDougall, 2006

Susan McDougall, 2005

Ben Legler, 2012

Ben Legler, 2012

Ben Legler, 2012

Ben Legler, 2012

Ben Legler, 2012

Ben Legler, 2012

Ben Legler, 2012

Ben Legler, 2012

Ben Legler, 2012

Ben Legler, 2012

Susan McDougall, 2013

Susan McDougall, 2010

Brian Luther, 2015

Brian Luther, 2015

Brian Luther, 2015

Susan McDougall, 2014

Susan McDougall, 2015

Susan McDougall, 2015

Susan McDougall, 2013

Susan McDougall, 2013
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