This variety is distinguished from the typical forn by its longer (but variable: 1.2-4.3 cm) and broader (1.5-2.8 mm) leaves, which are less revolute. The shoot is purplish-brown and glabrous. The cone is purplish-blue and has the same apically thickened, obtriangular-flabellate seed scales, but included bract scales with a short cusp, which may be barely visible in the lower part of the mature cone (Farjon 1990)
Timber used locally. In Myanmar, an infusion of the leaves is used as a cure fore headaches
References and further reading
- Farjon, Aljos. (1990). Pinaceae: drawings and descriptions of the genera Abies, Cedrus, Pseudolarix, Keteleeria, Nothotsuga, Tsuga, Cathaya, Pseudotsuga, Larix and Picea. Königstein: Koeltz Scientific Books.
- Rushforth, K., Xiang, Q. & Carter, G. (2011). Abies delavayi var. nukiangensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T191555A8844839. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2011-2.RLTS.T191555A8844839.en. Downloaded on 01 December 2016