Picea alcoquiana var. reflexa

Picea alcoquiana var. reflexa, first described by (Shiras.) Fitschen (1930).

A variety of Alcock's Spruce found in central Honshu (Akaishi Range). The new shoots are pubescent and the needles are 3/4 to 7/8 inches long, curved forwards. The seed cones are up to 3 inches long, scales with an entire margin, apically narrowed and reflexed.

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