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Picea pungens Engelm.
COLORADO SPRUCE
Blue spruce; Colorado Blue Spruce

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Picea pungens, whole tree - general
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Picea pungens, whole tree - general
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Picea pungens, leaf - showing orientation on twig
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Picea pungens, leaf - showing orientation on twig

Picea pungens, leaf - entire needle
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Picea pungens, leaf - entire needle
Picea pungens, twig - showing attachment of needles
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Picea pungens, twig - showing attachment of needles

Picea pungens, leaf - showing orientation on twig
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Picea pungens, leaf - showing orientation on twig
Picea pungens, bark - of a medium tree or large branch
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Picea pungens, bark - of a medium tree or large branch

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Picea pungens, bark - of a small tree or small branch
Picea pungens, leaf - entire needle
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Picea pungens, leaf - entire needle

Picea pungens, leaf - showing orientation on twig
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Picea pungens, leaf - showing orientation on twig
Picea pungens, leaf - showing orientation on twig
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Picea pungens, leaf - showing orientation on twig

Picea pungens, bark - of a large tree
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Picea pungens, bark - of a large tree
Picea pungens, twig - showing attachment of needles
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Picea pungens, twig - showing attachment of needles

Picea pungens, twig - showing attachment of needles
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Picea pungens, twig - showing attachment of needles
Picea pungens, twig - after fallen needles
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Picea pungens, twig - after fallen needles

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Agaricaceae  Phoma abietina @ BPI (1)

Phoma @ BPI (1)
Aphididae  Cinara ( @ AMNH_PBI (2); NCSU_ENT (6); CSCA_TCN (14)

Elatobium abietinum @ CSCA_TCN (8)
Biatorellaceae  Biatorella resinae @ BPI (1)
Botryosphaeriaceae  Diplodia pinastri @ BPI (1)
Ceratocystidaceae  Ceratocystis gossypina @ BPI (1)
Coccidae  Coccus hesperidum @ CSCA_TCN (1)

Physokermes hemicryphus @ CSCA_TCN (6)
Coleosporiaceae  Chrysomyxa arctostaphyli @ BPI (18)

Chrysomyxa cassandrae @ BPI (6)

Chrysomyxa ledi @ BPI (4)

Chrysomyxa ledicola @ BPI (6)

Chrysomyxa weirii @ BPI (7)

Chrysomyxa @ BPI (1)
Coniophoraceae  Coniophora corrugis @ BPI (1)
Corynidae  Coryne sarcoides @ BPI (1)
Cronartiaceae  Peridermium abietinum @ BPI (1)

Peridermium boreale @ BPI (1)

Peridermium conorum @ BPI (1)
Cucurbitariaceae  Cucurbitaria piceae @ BPI (2)
Dermateaceae  Dermea @ BPI (1)

Pezicula livida @ BPI (2)
Diaporthaceae  Phomopsis juniperovora @ BPI (1)
Diaspididae  Aonidiella aurantii @ CSCA_TCN (1)

Aspidiotus nerii @ CSCA_TCN (1)

Chionaspis pinifoliae @ CSCA_TCN (1)
Fomitopsidaceae  Daedalea unicolor @ BPI (1)
Hyaloscyphaceae  Dasyscyphus ellisiana @ BPI (1)

Dasyscyphus oblongosporus @ BPI (1)

Dasyscyphus resinarius @ BPI (1)
Lophiostomataceae  Herpotrichia nigra @ BPI (1)
Miridae  Atractotomus magnicornis @ AMNH_PBI (109)

Deraeocoris brevis @ AMNH_ENT (1)

Deraeocoris davisi @ AMNH_ENT (2)

Deraeocoris diveni @ AMNH_ENT (14)

Deraeocoris fulvescens @ AMNH_ENT (1)

Deraeocoris incertus @ AMNH_ENT (4)

Deraeocoris piceicola @ AMNH_ENT (1)

Dichaetocoris piceicola @ AMNH_ENT (2)

Goodeniaphila cassisi @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Orthotylus pennsylvanicus @ AMNH_PBI (2)

Phytocoris sagax @ AMNH_ENT (1)

Pilophorus piceicola @ AMNH_PBI (3)

Plagiognathus vitellinus @ AMNH_PBI (4)

Psallovius dimorphicus @ AMNH_PBI (16)

Psallovius piceicola @ AMNH_PBI (20)

Pseudoxenetus regalis @ AMNH_IZC (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Discella strobilina @ BPI (1)
Nectriaceae  Nectria episphaeria @ BPI (1)
Phacidiaceae  Phacidium infestans @ BPI (4)
Phaeosphaeriaceae  Setomelanomma holmii @ BPI (2)
Polyporaceae  Lenzites saepiaria @ BPI (2)

Polyporus adustus @ BPI (1)

Polyporus semisupinus @ BPI (1)

Polyporus versicolor @ BPI (1)

Trametes heteromorpha @ BPI (1)
Pseudococcidae  Pseudococcus longispinus @ CSCA_TCN (1)
Pucciniastraceae  Melampsorella caryophyllacearum @ BPI (2)

Melampsorella cerastii @ BPI (2)
Reduviidae  Sinea @ AMNH_PBI (1)
Rhizinaceae  Rhizina undulata @ BPI (1)
Rhytismataceae  Lophodermium macrosporum @ BPI (4)
Sclerotiniaceae  Botryotinia fuckeliana @ BPI (2)
Steccherinaceae  Steccherinum ochraceum @ BPI (1)
Valsaceae  Cytospora kunzei @ BPI (4)

Cytospora @ BPI (1)
Venturiaceae  Rhizosphaera kalkhoffii @ BPI (13)
_  Ascochyta piniperda @ BPI (1)

Coccopeziza @ BPI (1)

Megaloseptoria mirabilis @ BPI (1)

Phragmotrichum chailletii @ BPI (2)

Sirococcus conigenus @ BPI (1)

Stigmina lautii @ BPI (3)

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Picea pungens Engelm.
blue spruce

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General Information
Symbol: PIPU
Group: Gymnosperm
Family: Pinaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Tree
Native Status : CAN   I
L48   N
Other Common Names: Colorado blue spruce
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Herman, D.E., et al. 1996. North Dakota tree handbook . USDA NRCS ND State Soil Conservation Committee; NDSU Extension and Western Area Power Administration, Bismarck. Provided by ND State Soil Conservation Committee . Provided by USDA NRCS Bismarck PMC (NDPMC) . United States, ND. Usage Requirements .

Herman, D.E., et al. 1996. North Dakota tree handbook . USDA NRCS ND State Soil Conservation Committee; NDSU Extension and Western Area Power Administration, Bismarck. Provided by ND State Soil Conservation Committee . Provided by USDA NRCS Bismarck PMC (NDPMC) . United States, ND. Usage Requirements .

Herman, D.E., et al. 1996. North Dakota tree handbook . USDA NRCS ND State Soil Conservation Committee; NDSU Extension and Western Area Power Administration, Bismarck. Provided by ND State Soil Conservation Committee . Provided by USDA NRCS Bismarck PMC (NDPMC) . United States, ND. Usage Requirements .

Herman, D.E., et al. 1996. North Dakota tree handbook . USDA NRCS ND State Soil Conservation Committee; NDSU Extension and Western Area Power Administration, Bismarck. Provided by ND State Soil Conservation Committee . Provided by USDA NRCS Bismarck PMC (NDPMC) . United States, ND. Usage Requirements .

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K.D. Swan. Provided by National Agricultural Library . Originally from USDA Forest Service . United States, UT. 1935. Usage Requirements .

K.D. Swan. Provided by National Agricultural Library . Originally from USDA Forest Service . United States, UT. 1935. Usage Requirements .

K.D. Swan. Provided by National Agricultural Library . Originally from USDA Forest Service . United States, UT. 1935. Usage Requirements .

©Al Schneider. Southwest Colorado Wildflowers . United States, CO, NM, AZ, UT, Four Corners vicinity, within 150 miles of the corners. Usage Requirements .

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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
PIPUA Picea pungens Engelm. f. argentea Beissn.
PIPUG3 Picea pungens Engelm. var. glauca Regel

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Coniferophyta – Conifers
Class Pinopsida
Order Pinales
Family Pinaceae – Pine family
Genus Picea A. Dietr. – spruce
Species Picea pungens Engelm. – blue spruce

Subordinate Taxa

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Wetland Status

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North America
Arid West FAC
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FAC
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FAC
Great Plains FAC
Northcentral & Northeast FACU
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FAC

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6. Picea pungens Engelmann, Gard. Chron. n. s. 11: 334. 1879.

Blue spruce, Colorado blue spruce, épinette bleue, pino real

Picea parryana Sargent

Trees to 50m; trunk to 1.5m diam.; crown broadly conic. Bark gray-brown. Branches slightly to strongly drooping; twigs not pendent, stout, yellow-brown, usually glabrous. Buds dark orange-brown, 6--12mm, apex rounded to acute. Leaves 1.6--3cm, 4-angled in cross section, rigid, blue-green, bearing stomates on all surfaces, apex spine-tipped. Seed cones (5--)6--11(--12)cm; scales elliptic to diamond-shaped, widest below middle, 15--22 ´ 10--15mm, rather stiff, margin at apex erose, apex extending 8--10mm beyond seed-wing impression. 2 n =24.

Midmontane forests; 1800--3000m; Ariz., Colo., Idaho, N.Mex., Utah, Wyo.

Limited hybridization occurs between Picea pungens and P . engelmannii (R.Daubenmire 1972; R.J. Taylor et al. 1975).

Blue spruce ( Picea pungens ) is the state tree of Colorado (as Colorado blue spruce) and Utah.

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Picea pungens
Picea pungens
Blue Spruce
ID: 8253 3202 3492 0085 [detail]
Charles Webber
© 1999 California Academy of Sciences

Picea pungens
Picea pungens
Blue Spruce
ID: 0000 0000 1103 0075 [detail]
© 2003 Joseph Dougherty/ecology.org

Picea pungens
Picea pungens
Blue Spruce
ID: 0000 0000 1103 0073 [detail]
© 2003 Joseph Dougherty/ecology.org

Picea pungens
Picea pungens
ID: 0000 0000 0105 0791 [detail]
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry

Picea pungens
Picea pungens
ID: 0000 0000 0105 0792 [detail]
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry

Picea pungens
Picea pungens
ID: 0000 0000 0506 2559 [detail]
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry

Picea pungens
Picea pungens
ID: 0000 0000 0107 1331 [detail]
© 2007 Louis-M. Landry

Picea pungens
Picea pungens
ID: 0000 0000 0107 1332 [detail]
© 2007 Louis-M. Landry

Picea pungens
Picea pungens
Blue Spruce
ID: 0000 0000 0110 1086 [detail]
© 2010 Lee Dittmann

Picea pungens
Picea pungens
Blue Spruce
ID: 0000 0000 0110 1087 [detail]
© 2010 Lee Dittmann

Picea pungens
Picea pungens
Blue Spruce
ID: 0000 0000 0110 1088 [detail]
© 2010 Lee Dittmann

Picea pungens
Picea pungens
Blue Spruce
ID: 0000 0000 0110 1089 [detail]
© 2010 Lee Dittmann

Picea pungens
Picea pungens
Blue Spruce
ID: 0000 0000 0110 1090 [detail]
© 2010 Lee Dittmann

Picea pungens
Picea pungens
Colorado Blue Spruce
ID: 0000 0000 0110 3408 [detail]
© 2010 Lee Dittmann

Picea pungens
Picea pungens
Colorado Blue Spruce
ID: 0000 0000 0110 3410 [detail]
© 2010 Lee Dittmann

Picea pungens
Picea pungens
Colorado Blue Spruce
ID: 0000 0000 0110 3411 [detail]
© 2010 Lee Dittmann

Picea pungens
Picea pungens
Blue Spruce
ID: 0000 0000 0210 1557 [detail]
© 2010 Lee Dittmann

Picea pungens
Picea pungens
Blue Spruce
ID: 0000 0000 0210 1558 [detail]
© 2010 Lee Dittmann

Picea pungens
Picea pungens
Blue Spruce
ID: 0000 0000 0210 1559 [detail]
© 2010 Lee Dittmann

Picea pungens
Picea pungens
Colorado Blue Spruce
ID: 0000 0000 1012 1014 [detail]
© 2012 Jean Pawek

Picea pungens
Picea pungens
Colorado Blue Spruce
ID: 0000 0000 1012 1015 [detail]
© 2012 Jean Pawek

Picea pungens
Picea pungens
Colorado Blue Spruce
ID: 0000 0000 1012 1016 [detail]
© 2012 Jean Pawek

Picea pungens
Picea pungens
Colorado Blue Spruce
ID: 0000 0000 1012 1017 [detail]
© 2012 Jean Pawek

Picea pungens
Picea pungens
Colorado Blue Spruce
ID: 0000 0000 1012 1018 [detail]
© 2012 Jean Pawek

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