Traité Gén. Conif., ed. 2 250. 1867
Habitat: Coastal and montane forests to alpine slopes (where it occurs in krummholz form)
B.C., Alaska, Calif., Idaho, Mont., Nev., Oreg., Wash.
The wood of Tsuga mertensiana is somewhat inferior to that of western hemlock both for building purposes and as pulp. This is a very handsome tree with its branches densely clothed with pale, spreading leaves and is adaptable to a wide variety of climatic conditions.
M.Van Campo-Duplan and H.Gaussen (1948) postulated that this taxon originated by hybridization between Picea and Tsuga. Although this is unlikely, some characteristics such as leaf arrangement and shape, phenolic chemistry, and pollen grain structure lend some support for this hypothesis.
|Author||Ronald J. Taylor +|
|Authority||(Bongard) Carrière +|
|Basionyms||Pinus mertensiana +|
|Common name||Mountain hemlock + and pruche de Patton +|
|Distribution||B.C. +, Alaska +, Calif. +, Idaho +, Mont. +, Nev. +, Oreg. + and Wash. +|
|Habitat||Coastal and montane forests to alpine slopes (where it occurs in krummholz form) +|
|Illustration copyright||Flora of North America Association +|
|Illustrator||John Myers +|
|Publication title||Traité Gén. Conif., ed. 2 +|
|Publication year||1867 +|
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|Synonyms||Abies hookeriana +, Abies pattoniana +, Hesperopeuce mertensiana +, Hesperopeuce pattoniana +, Picea (tsuga) +, Pinus hookeriana +, Pinus pattoniana +, Tsuga crassifolia +, Tsuga hookeriana +, Tsuga pattoniana var. hookeriana + and Tsuga-picea hookeriana +|
|Taxon family||Pinaceae +|
|Taxon name||Tsuga mertensiana +|
|Taxon parent||Tsuga +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 2 +|