40. Picea smithiana (Wallich) Boisser PINACEAE

West Himalayan spruce; NW Himalaya: rai, tos; Kumaon: morinda

A Western Himalayan tree, occurring from Afghanistan to Central Nepal. It was named by Nathaniel Wallich in memory of Sir James Edward Smith, the ‘late immortal President of the Linnean Society’. It was introduced to cultivation by George Govan, Superintendent of Saharanpur Botanic Garden, who sent seed back to his father in Cupar, Fife. This seed was passed on to the Earl of Hopetoun and one of the original trees survives at Hopetoun House in West Lothian. Characterised by its elegantly drooping branches, this specimen was grown from seed collected in Uttarakhand by Lord Howick and William McNamara.

Photograph of a cone of Picea smithiana, RBGE herbarium

     

    RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
    Accession Number:19940447
    Scientific Name:Picea smithiana (Wall.) Boiss.
    Family:Pinaceae
    Genus:Picea
    Epithet:smithiana
    Collector:Howick, Charles & McNamara, William A.
    Year:1993
    Origin:India, Bangladesh & Pakistan:Uttar Pradesh
    Plant:19940447K
    Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/N01/U020
    Plant:19940447W
    Location:/Living Collections/External/XGC
    Plant:19940447P
    Location:/Living Collections/External/XWN
    Plant:19940447O
    Location:/Living Collections/External/XWN
    Plant:19940447C
    Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
    Plant:19940447B
    Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
    Plant:19940447AD
    Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
    Plant:19940447M
    Location:/Living Collections/External/XWN
    Plant:19940447R
    Location:/Living Collections/External/XWN
    Plant:19940447E
    Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
    Plant:19940447F
    Location:/Living Collections/External/XBP
    Plant:19940447AE
    Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
    Plant:19940447G
    Location:/Living Collections/External/XBP
    Plant:19940447Q
    Location:/Living Collections/External/XWN
    Plant:19940447V
    Location:/Living Collections/External/XWN
    Plant:19940447A
    Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
    Plant:19940447X
    Location:/Living Collections/External/XGC
    Plant:19940447AF
    Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
    Plant:19940447L
    Location:/Living Collections/External/XWN
    Plant:19940447I
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    Plant:19940447AC
    Location:/Living Collections/External/XCY
    Plant:19940447AB
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    Plant:19940447Z
    Location:/Living Collections/External/XCC
    Plant:19940447U
    Location:/Living Collections/External/XWN
    Plant:19940447H
    Location:/Living Collections/External/XBP
    Plant:19940447AA
    Location:/Living Collections/External/XCC
    Plant:19940447N
    Location:/Living Collections/External/XWN
    Plant:19940447D
    Location:/Living Collections/External/XFA
    Plant:19940447J
    Location:/Living Collections/External/XBP
    Plant:19940447T
    Location:/Living Collections/External/XWN
    Plant:19940447S
    Location:/Living Collections/External/XWN
    Plant:19940447Y
    Location:/Living Collections/External/XGC
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     Location: 55.965994911,-3.206061109