Picea abies (L.) H.Karst.

Deut. Fl. 2/ 3: 324 (1881) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Tree to 30 m tall. Bark grey-brown, scaly. Branches reddish brown, the upper ascending, the lower drooping.  Winter buds 4–5 mm, conical. Leaves 10–25 mm long, quadrangular or diamond-shaped in cross section, dull, pale green to dark green; apex acute, blunt-tipped. Female cones cylindrical, tapering towards tip, 10–16 cm long, green when young, pale brown at maturity; scales rhomboidal, rounded or toothed at the tip, thinly woody.

*VAlp.

Native to Europe where it is widely cultivated for timber and in horticulture. Many cultivars exist. Grown in Australia as an ornamental and used as a Christmas tree. Occasionally found outside of cultivation in Victoria and New South Wales.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2014-07-08
Updated by: Andre Messina, 2017-05-02
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
class Pinopsida
order Pinales
family Pinaceae
genus Picea
Higher taxa

Victoria

Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Picea abies in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Picea abies in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Highlands-Southern Fall present cultivated
Victorian Alps present introduced

State distribution

Distribution map
State
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory
Victoria