Abies Numidica Alpine Smell
This coin is part of series Famous Plants
Abies numidica (Algerian Fir) is a species of fir, found only in Algeria, where it is endemic on Djebel Babor, the second-highest mountain (2,004 m) in the Algerian Tell Atlas. It is a medium-sized to large evergreen tree growing to 2035 m tall, with a trunk up to 1 m diameter. The leaves are needle-like, moderately flattened, 1.52.5 cm long and 23 mm wide by 1 mm thick, glossy dark green with a patch of greenish-white stomata near the tip above, and with two greenish-white bands of stomata below. The tip of the leaf is variable, usually pointed, but sometimes slightly notched at the tip, particularly on slow-growing shoots on older trees. The cones are glaucous green with a pink or violet tinge, maturing brown, 1020 cm long and 4 cm broad, with about 150200 scales, each scale with a short bract (not visible on the closed cone) and two winged seeds; they disintegrate when mature to release the seeds. It grows in a high-altitude Mediterranean climate at 1,8002,004 m (rarely down to 1,220 m) with an annual precipitation of 1,5002,000 mm, the great majority of which falls as winter snow; the summers are warm and very dry. It is closely related to Abies pinsapo (Spanish Fir), which occurs further west in the Rif mountains of Morocco and in southern Spain.
Key Selling Points:
Thematic coin ideal for selling at valentines, mothers day, and others.
Cored coin with scent of the flower.
|Face Value||100 Francs||Diameter||38.61 mm|
|Special Features||Colored and scented coin|
|Scope of Delivery||Capsule, box and certificate.|
This coin is part of the Famous Plants series.
The following coins are already issued in this series: