Abies alba Mill.

, Gard. Dict., ed. 8. Abies n. 1 (1768).
IPNI Life Sciences Identifier (LSID)
Gardeners Dictionary, Edition 8. London
Abies n. 1
Date of Publication
16 Apr 1768
Family as entered in IPNI

Type Information

'... grows in great plenty about Strasburgh, and other parts of Germany, from whence the turpentine is brought to England. But it is supposed, that most, if not all of these were originally planted, however, the most beautiful of these trees are now growing upon mount Olympus, from whence I have received cones, which were upwards of a foot in length. These are certainly natives of the place. Dr. Tournefort, in his travels, mentions the Firs of mount Olympus as the most beautiful trees in the Levant'
Distribution Of Types
Germany (Middle Europe, Europe)


Basionym of
Pinus alba (Mill.) Münchh., Hausvater 5(1): 222 (1770).
Has superfluous name
Abies nobilis A.Dietr., Fl. Berlin 2: 793 (1824).