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Common name

English: Douglas Fir

German: Douglasie, Douglastanne

Mandarin: 花旗松 (hua qi song)


Kingdom: Plantae (2635)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2573)

    Class: Pinopsida (36)

      Order: Pinales (35)

        Family: Pinaceae (18)(family description)

          Genus: Pseudotsuga (1)

            Epithet: menziesii (Mirb.) Franco (1)

Synonyms: ? pumila Waterer, Abies douglasii (Knight ex Carrière) Godr., Abies drummondii Godr., Abies menziesii Mirb., Abies obliqua Bong. ex Godr., Abies obliquata Raf. ex Godr., Abietia douglasii (Knight ex Carrière) A.H.Kent, Pseudotsuga douglasii Beissn., Pseudotsuga glauca (Beissn.) Fitschen, Pseudotsuga mucronata (Raf.) Sudw., Pseudotsuga taxifolia (Beissn.) C.K.Schneid., Tsuga douglasii Lindl.

douglasii => in honor of David Douglas (1799–1834), Scottish botanist

glauca => greyish or bluish

menziesii => after Archibald Menzies, a famous Scottish botanist

mucronata => terminating, an organ with a straight, stiff and sharp point

obliqua => asymmetrical

pumila => short, very small, low, small, dwarf

taxifolia => having leaves like the genera Taxus


Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

External links

Check for Pseudotsuga menziesii at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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