Picea sitchensis

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Name and publication

Picea sitchensis (Bong.) Carrière, Traité gén. Conif. 260 (1855).

Description

Cones of the Sitka spruce are sometimes sold in the potpourri trade as “white spruce cones.” Cones are 5-9 cm long x 2.5-3 cm wide, elliptic to narrowly diamond-shaped, rather rigid, margin at apex erose, apex extending 4-8 mm beyond seed-wing impression.

Nativity and distribution

Picea sitchensis is native to North America.

Family

Pinaceae

Synonymy

Pinus sitchensis Bong.