This monograph deals with the leaf characters of the genus
Abies (Pinaceae) and represents one of the most
comprehensive studies, which includes nearly all species
worldwide, their subspecies and varieties and also several
of the natural and artificial hybrids as well.
All morpho-anatomical features are presented in detailed
diagnostic descriptions and in over 90 full-page
colour figures, including macro- and microscopic details
of the entire foliar shoots and single needle leaves, scanning
electron microscopic images of the stomata and
anatomical sections. In addition to the precise documentation
of all leaf characters, morpho-anatomical comparisons
are drawn, useful to distinguish between quite similar
Thus, this book is of interest for botanists, foresters,
horticulturists and everyone who is interested in this fascinating
group of conifers.