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Larix lyallii Parl.
SUBALPINE LARCH
Alpine Larch

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Larix lyallii Parl.
subalpine larch

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Symbol: LALY
Group: Gymnosperm
Family: Pinaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Tree
Native Status : CAN   N
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Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Coniferophyta – Conifers
Class Pinopsida
Order Pinales
Family Pinaceae – Pine family
Genus Larix Mill. – larch
Species Larix lyallii Parl. – subalpine larch

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3. Larix lyallii Parlatore, Conif. Nov. 3. 1863.

Subalpine larch, alpine larch, mélèze de Lyall

Trees to 25m; trunk to 1.2m diam.; crown sparse, conic. Bark furrowed and flaking into red- to purple-brown scales. Branches horizontal, occasionally pendulous, persistent on trunk when dead; twigs strongly white- to yellow-tomentose for 2--3 years. Buds tomentose, scale margins ciliate. Leaves of short shoots 2--3.5cm ´ 0.6--0.8mm, 0.4--0.6mm thick, keeled abaxially, 2-angled adaxially; resin canals 40--80µm from margins, each surrounded by 6--10 epithelial cells. Seed cones 2.5--4(--5) ´ 1.1--1.9cm, on curved stalks 3--7 ´ 2.5--4mm; scales 45--55, margins erose, abaxial surface tomentose; bracts tipped by awn 4--5mm, exceeding mature scales by ca. 6mm. Pollen 78--93µm diam. Seeds yellow to purple, body 3mm, wing 6mm.

Subalpine talus slopes; 1800--2400m; Alta., B.C.; Idaho, Mont., Wash.

Larix lyallii and L . occidentalis ( Larix sect. Multiseriales ) are similar morphologically and have similar geographic ranges. Just how closely the two species are related has not been determined, but they probably originated from a common ancestor resembling L . potaninii Batalin. Although the geographic ranges of the two species overlap considerably, elevational differences of 150 to 300m usually separate them. Some morphologically intermediate specimens have been collected from Washington and Montana.

Because of its restricted distribution and growth at timberline, alpine larch has no commercial importance; it is often dwarfed and misshapen.

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