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|Tioga Pass, California, USA|
|Glacier Point, California, USA
Abies magnifica, A. lowiana, Pinus lambertiana, P. Jeffreyi
|Onion Valley, California, USA|
It is possible to find in the same stand of firs cones with exerted bracts, and others without. I am beginning to think that Abies magnifica var. shastensis in the south is the same as var. magnifica, only with longer bracts, and not the same as the var. magnifica in the north which seems to have other differences besides the longer bracts such as a more grey colored bark.
The first cone barely has some of the bract tips visible. It was only a few hundred feet from the cones in the previous photos.
The second cone is from another tree in the same stand with intermediate length bracts.
Abies magnifica & Pinus balfouriana var. austrina in front of University Peak.
|Photos : © Jeff Bisbee