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.