Picea mariana (Mill.) Britt., Sterns & Pogg.
FamilyPinaceae — APG family: Pinaceae
SynonymsAbies mariana Mill.
Common nameblack spruce
DescriptionSmall, often shrubby tree, up to 10 meters tall, usually shorter, with short, sparse, often slightly drooping branches, and pubescent branchlets; needles 4-angled, pale bluish-green with whitish bloom; cones subglobose or short ovoid, 2-3 cm long, with rounded, slightly erose scales, persisting for several years.
EcologyMuskegs and lake margins, to about 700 meters in McKinley Park, to about 1,150 meters in mountains of eastern part of area of interest. Described from America.
Hybrids with P. glauca occur (P. Lutzii Little).
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.