Tsuga heterophylla (Raf.) Sarg.
FamilyPinaceae — APG family: Pinaceae
SynonymsAbies heterophylla Raf.
Common namewestern hemlock
DescriptionUp to 50 (occasionally 65) meters tall, with narrow crown, horizontal or drooping branches, and reddish-brown, furrowed bark; needles flattened, rounded at tips, shiny dark green above, with two white stomatiferous bands beneath; cones small, hanging, reddish-brown.
EcologyForms about 70 per cent of the hemlock—Sitka spruce coastal forest in southern Alaska. Reaches an altitude of about 1,000 meters.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.