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 species.
Thus, this book is of interest for botanists, foresters, horticulturists and everyone who is interested in this fascinating group of conifers.