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European larch

Larix decidua

Description:

Larix decidua is a medium-size to large deciduous coniferous tree reaching 25–45 m tall, with a trunk up to 1 m diameter (exceptionally, to 55 m tall and 2 m diameter). The crown is conic when young, becoming broad with age; the main branches are level to upswept, with the side branches often pendulous. The shoots are dimorphic, with growth divided into long shoots (typically 10–50 cm long) and bearing several buds, and short shoots only 1–2 mm long with only a single bud. The leaves are needle-like, light green, 2–4 cm long which turn bright yellow before they fall in the autumn, leaving the pale yellow-buff shoots bare until the next spring. The cones are erect, ovoid-conic, 2–6 cm long, with 30-70 erect or slightly incurved (not reflexed) seed scales; they are green variably flushed red when immature, turning brown and opening to release the seeds when mature, 4–6 months after pollination. The old cones commonly remain on the tree for many years, turning dull grey-black. It is very cold tolerant, able to survive winter temperatures down to at least -50°C, and is among the tree line trees in the Alps, reaching 2400 m altitude, though most abundant from 1000–2000 m. It only grows on well-drained soils, avoiding waterlogged ground

Habitat:

arix decidua, common name European larch, is a species of larch native to the mountains of central Europe, in the Alps and Carpathian Mountains, with disjunct lowland populations in northern Poland and southern Lithuania

Notes:

Spotted in a local garden house.it's a pine tree but i dont know wich one

1 species ID suggestions

Michael67
Michael67 a year ago
Lebanon Cedar / Cedro-do-libano
Cedrus libani Cedro-do-líbano – Wikipédia, a enciclopédia livre

1 Comment

DaneRiva
DaneRiva 2 years ago

is a tamarack or larch. It depends on the cone size

Braga, Portugal

Lat: 41.55, Long: -8.42

Spotted on Feb 4, 2012
Submitted on Feb 4, 2012

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