Abies sachalinensis var. mayriana

Abies sachalinensis var. mayriana, first described in 1919 by Kingo Miyabe (1860 - 1951) and Yushun Kudô (1887 - 1932), is a variant of Sakhalin fir native to Russia — Sakhalin island and Japan — Hokkaido, where it often overlaps with var. sachalinensis. It differs from the typical species in having bark that remains smooth with age and seed cones with bracts that are exserted between the scales and reflexed. The seed cones are yellowish green when mature.

Attribution from: Aris Auders and Derek Spicer, RHS Encyclopedia of Conifers; ©2012 Kingsblue Press

Stand of Abie sachalinensis var. mayriana at Kunashir, Kuril Islands, Russia.
Photo by Vladimir Dinets, via conifers.org
Abies sachalinensis var. mayriana This young specimen is approximately 5 feet (1.5 m) tall and was accessioned in 2006. Photo taken November 26, 2014 at the Arnold Arboretum, Boston, Massachusetts
Photo by John Waskiewicz
Abies sachalinensis var. mayriana — foliage and branch detail. Photo taken November 26, 2014 at the Arnold Arboretum, Boston, Massachusetts.
Photo by John Waskiewicz
Abies sachalinensis var. mayriana — foliage and bud detail. Photo taken November 26, 2014 at the Arnold Arboretum, Boston, Massachusetts
Photo by John Waskiewicz

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