Abies spectabilis
Abies spectabilis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
(unranked): Gymnospermae
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Pinaceae
Genus: Abies
A. spectabilis
Binomial name
Abies spectabilis

Abies webbiana (Wall ex D. Don) Lindl.

Abies spectabilis, the East Himalayan fir, is a conifer species in the family Pinaceae and the genus Abies. It is sometimes held to include the Bhutan fir (A. densa) as a variety. It is found in Afghanistan, China (Tibet), northern India, Nepal, and Pakistan.[1] It is a large tree, up to 50 m (160 ft) tall.[2]

Abies spectabilis has a wide distribution, but it has suffered from logging and deforestation, especially at the lower elevations. In 2011, IUCN assessed it as "Near Threatened".[1]


  1. ^ a b c Zhang, D.; Rushforth, K.; Katsuki, T. (2011). "Abies spectabilis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2011: e.T42300A10686224. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2011-2.RLTS.T42300A10686224.en. Retrieved 17 November 2021.
  2. ^ Dezhao Chen; Dianxiang Zhang & Kai Larsen. "Abies spectabilis". Flora of China. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA. Retrieved 10 April 2013.