Larix ID

Discussion in 'Gymnosperms (incl. Conifers)' started by Daniel Mosquin, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Esteemed Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Larix decidua (European Larch); the shoot colour and cone shape fits perfectly for this.

    The proliferous cone (highlighted) is a common example of teratology; larch does this more frequently than any other conifers (I've got a bagful of similar examples), except for perhaps Cunninghamia and Cryptomeria. The apical shoot won't survive - once the scales mature and dry out to open, the apical shoot dies.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Esteemed Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Thanks Michael.
     

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