Taxon  Report   2    
Abies bracteata  (D. Don) A. Poit.
Bristlecone fir,  Santa lucia fir
Abies bracteata
© 2013 Susan McDougall
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Abies bracteata
© 2009 Kristina Walker
Abies bracteata
© 2003 Joseph Dougherty/
Abies bracteata, a gymnosperm, is a tree that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations
Abies bracteata
© 2011 Zoya Akulova
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Abies venusta
More information about  Abies bracteata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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website references from Google

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 17, 2018).

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