Identify these two incredibly rare fir trees
Hello, everyone. I need some help identifying these uncommon Abies species The first tree I received as Abies squamata, and I am doubting its authenticity. Please either confirm or deny the allegations of its "squamata-hood."
beginnings of flaky bark?
a close-up of the buds and quite sharp needles..
a close-up of the needles and branchlets:
the undersides of the needles:
This final fir tree was purchased as Abies gamblei which I have also seen listed as Abies pindrow var. brevifolia. In my opinion, the tree does not resemble Abies pindrow that closely, and I believe it should be classified as its own species. Please let me know what you think this fir tree may be.
the whole tree:
a close-up of the buds: quite resinous
the twigs are quite orange and the needles are the darkest green I have seen on a fir tree.
The needles have very prominent white bands on the undersides of the thick, dark green, blunt-tipped needles:
Thank you for your help in identifying these special trees.