Abies cilicica - Cilician Fir

  • Posted on: 16 September 2017

On a recent trip to Turkey our team was driving through the Toros mountains in the Akseki region. As the road was ascending the vegetation changed according to elevation and exposure, from mediterranean maquis to high-mountain mixed deciduous/evergreen shrub-forests and scrubs (pseudomaquis).

Abies gamblei - Gamble Fir

  • Posted on: 10 August 2017

If one goes on the web to search for information on the plant under the name Abies gamblei, very little descriptive account will be found...



Abies alba - European White Fir

  • Posted on: 10 August 2017

A common and most easily met fir species of Europe, not counted Abies sibirica that occurs widely in the vast lands of eastern-northeastern Europe (bordered by the Ural mountains)...



Cupressus dupreziana - Tarout

  • Posted on: 10 August 2017

Documenting such a unique species is a lifetime experience. This could happen for us in April 2003, organized with the kind help of the Embassy of Algeria in Budapest, and with the professional assistance of the Institut National De La Recherche Forestiere (INRF) in Cheraga, Alger...


Conifer expeditions - Mexico (1)

  • Posted on: 22 June 2017

Mexico, with its 93+ species and varieties of conifers, has been a very special place for any conifer explorer. Sufficient amount of time, good vehicles and helpful guides, adequate funds and lots of hiking are needed to make sure that all (or all the most important) conifer taxa can be visited in their native habitats.