Information about Abies pinsapo

Abies pinsapo, commonly known as the Spanish fir or Pinsapo, is a species of coniferous tree that is native to southern Spain and northern Morocco. It is a slow-growing tree that can reach up to 30 meters in height and has a narrow, conical shape with a dense, dark green foliage.

The leaves of the Pinsapo are needle-like and can measure up to 3 cm in length. They are arranged in a spiral pattern around the branches and have a bluish-green color. The cones of the tree are upright and can reach up to 20 cm in length. They have a purplish-brown color and contain large, winged seeds.

The Spanish fir is a cold-hardy tree that can withstand temperatures as low as -15°C. It prefers well-drained soils and can grow in both sunny and partially shaded locations. It is an important tree species in the ecosystems of southern Spain and is used for timber, as well as for ornamental purposes in gardens and parks.

Due to habitat loss and over-exploitation, the Spanish fir is considered to be a vulnerable species. Conservation efforts are underway to protect the remaining populations of this tree, including reforestation and the establishment of protected areas.