Picea alcoquiana var. reflexa

Picea alcoquiana var. reflexa, as described in 1930 by (Shiras.) Fitschen, is a variety of Alcock's spruce found in central Honshu (Akaishi Range). The new shoots are pubescent and the needles are 0.75 to 0.88 inch (20 - 22 mm) long, curving forwards. The seed cones are up to 3 inches (7.5 cm) long, with scales with the entire margin, apically narrowed and reflexed.

Picea alcoquiana var. reflexa — seed cone detail.
Photo by Arsène Sapin


Pat Curran


Looking for more info on Picea jezoensis 'Howell's Dwarf' which is not listed in your wonderful database.

Maxwell Cohn

'Howell's Dwarf' is a selection of Jezo spruce (Picea jezoensis). See this link:

This ones a nomenclatural monstrosity.