Calflora
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
© 2014 Dan Cohn
Abies bracteata
© 2018 Adam Chasey
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

Interactive Distribution Map


Observation Hotline
(observation details)



point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations
Abies bracteata
© 2014 Dan Cohn
Family: PINACEAE  
Genus: Abies
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

USDA PLANTS Profile (ABBR)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 16, 2018).