Skip to Main Content
Early verification of a hybrid between noble and California red firsAuthor(s): Roy R. Silen; William B. Critchfield; Jerry F. Franklin
Source: Silvae Genetica 12, Heft 6: p. 187-191
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
PDF: Download Publication (252 KB)
DescriptionHybrids between Abies procera Rehd., and Abies magnifica A. Murr., made reciprocally at Marys Peak near Corvallis, Oreg., and near Placerville, Calif., suggest that no significant genetic barriers prevent crossing of the two species where ranges overlap. Hence, maintenance of species differences must be looked for in other factors. Cotyledon number, a very early expressed trait, was used to verify that recently germinated seedlings were true hybrids. A. magnifica cotyledons averaged nine, A. procera five, and the hybrids at both locations seven, with each seedling population statistically distinct.
- You may send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationSilen, Roy R.; Critchfield, William B.; Franklin, Jerry F. 1965. Early verification of a hybrid between noble and California red firs. Silvae Genetica 12, Heft 6: p. 187-191
- Hybridization of a Rocky Mountain fir (Abies concolor) and a Mexican fir (Abies religiosa).
- Hybridization of a Rocky Mountain fir (Abies concolor) and a Mexican fir (Abies religiosa)
- Noble fir: a bibliography with abstracts.
XML: View XML