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Pseudotsuga menziesii

Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco

Family: Pinaceae

Name justification:
The name of the genus is a compound word. The prefix pseudo- means false, Tsuga is the name of another genus of similar conifers, among them other firs.
The species was named after Archibal Menzies (1754-1842), Scottish botanist who went around the world on the ship Discovery. During his trip, he collected several plant specimens mainly of Australia origin.

Common name: Douglas fir
Description: Tall tree
Leaf: Evergreen Acicular

Origin and distribution:
It is commonly found in the West of North America.

Location in the garden:
There are about six specimens on the platform located in front of the Faculty of Chemistry.


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