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Last updated 3/4/2009 by David Giblin.
Tsuga mertensiana (Bong.) Carrière[FNA2, HC, HC2]
mountain hemlock

Publication: Traité Gén. Conif., ed. 2. 250. 1867.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA2: "M.Van Campo-Duplan and H.Gaussen (1948) postulated that this taxon originated by hybridization between Picea and Tsuga . Although this is unlikely, some characteristics such as leaf arrangement and shape, phenolic chemistry, and pollen grain structure lend some support for this hypothesis."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Abies hookeriana A. Murray bis
Abies mertensiana Bong.
Hesperopeuce mertensiana (Bong.) Rydb.
Picea hookeriana (A. Murray bis) Bertrand
Tsuga crassifolia Flous