Twiglet: Abies (fir; family: Pinaceae)


A genus of conifer tree in wich the leaves are crowded on the twig, often approximately in two row; they are needle-like and single, leaving a round, flat scar when they fall, thus producing a small twig.

The female cones are borne erect; they shatter at maturity, but the woody axis persists.

Many fine ornamental species are now widely cultivated for their lofty, deeply pyramidal, monopodial crowns.

To grown, the species require a most climate and are sensitive to atmospheric pollution.

There is about 40-50 species, widespread throughout the northern hemisphere, especially on mountian/alpine habitats.

Source: Oxford Dictionary of Plant Sciences

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