"Alpi Apuane in Festa" - Careggine, sabato 16 e domenica 17 agosto 2014 - a Bosa "la via dei pani" e "un pomeriggio di gusto"


The "Silver fir" project

Projects and actions


silver fir

hightlighted entities

the "Pinguicula" genus
the St. Viano cabbage

Descriptive cards
of some important
(in italian)

Aquilegia bertolonii

Biscutella apuana

Campanula medium

Carex macrolepis

Carex macrostachys

Carum appuanum

Centaurea arachnoidea

Centaurea arrigoni

Cerastium apuanum

Globularia incanescens

Hypericum coris

Lomelosia graminifolia

Moltkia suffruticosa

Orchis pauciflora

Phyteuma scorzonerifolia

Polygala carueliana

Rhamnus glaucophylla

Rhinanthus apuanus

Salix crataegifolia

Santolina leucantha

Saxifraga lingulata

Scabiosa holosericea

Sesleria tenuifolia

Valeriana saxatilis

Veronica aphylla

The Park's Herbarium


Only one relict population of silver fir lives in the Apuan Alps. This is located in the northern part of the mountain range, at about 1500 m above sea level, on the north side of Mt Contrario. Twenty plants of different ages live here in bad vegetative conditions. The autocthonicity of this population has been demonstrated based on several considerations, including bibliographic and cartographic data, comparative genetic analysis with populations nearby and several studies about the physiognomy of the silver fir population.


















Over recent years the Park has performed a few "in situ" conservation actions regarding the Apuan Alps silver fir with the aim of preserving a relict habitat, reported as a priority by Directive 92/43/EEC, under the name of "Apennine beech forests with Abies nebrodensis and beech forests with Abies alba". In addition to actions to improve the condition of the Abies residual core, work has begun on the “ex situ” creation of some new native abies populations, in order to slow the extinction process of the local population, which is now so much reduced and has great difficulty in natural renewing. So new Abies alba populations have been created in some areas of the Apuan Alps suitable to host these plants and a new conservation core has recently been installed there too, at the Bosa Park Centre.













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