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P sibirica Du Tour

P. cembra var. sibirica Loud

This Russian species is very closely allied to P. cembra, and is by some botanists included in it without differentiation. The main differences are that in the Siberian tree the leaves are longer, the cones longer and relatively narrower, with thinner scales. Its distribution in Russia is vast, from about 55° E. to an eastern limit around 1250 E. Its name in Russian is kedr – a word of the same parentage as ancient Greek kedros and Latin cedrus. In English translations of Russian works this is usually misleadingly rendered as ‘cedar’.


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