Abies guatemalensis, first described in by Alfred Rehder (–), is commonly known as Guatemalan or Pashaque fir in the English. Abies guatemalensis is an evergreen tree with horizontal branches and a conical crown growing 20 – 45 metres tall. The bole can be 60 – 90cm in diameter[. Abies guatemalensis is an endemic conifer from the upper montane forests of Central America. In Guatemala, A. guatemalensis has long been exploited for.

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Notable pests afflicting this species include bark beetles Dendroctonus spp. Primary branches horizontal branches.

This was despite the majority of consumers being aware that the species is threatened and protected. To mature cones, keep them in shade for 8 weeks and extract seed.

Abies guatemalensis

Guauhitemala, Lugar de bosques. Oryx 42 2 guatemaleneis, They are yellowish-brown in colour with a violet bloom and measure 8 to Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival. They are unequal and deep green above and waxy in texture underneath. Twig with lower surface of foliage [F. Trees up to 45 m tall and cm dbh. Click on each occurrence for further information.


[Plants associated to Abies guatemalensis (Pinaceae) forests in Western Guatemala].

Macvean, Ana Lucrecia E. Typical habitat is on volcanic soils between and meters elevation, in areas of cool, moist climate with oceanic influence.

Species Topics Bookstore Links Contact. They contain two marginal resin canals and the apex of the leaf is notched and emarginate.

Share on Facebook Tweet Send email. Journal of the Arnold Arboretum Edited by Christopher J. Stomata are usually absent above, but appear in 8 to 10 lines below. Synonymy for the type Farjon Since the demand for Christmas trees has risen in Ugatemalensis, so too have the number of A.

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Guatemalan fir Abies guatemalensis. These activities are becoming increasingly unsustainable and unless conservation action is taken soon, this important conifer species may become extinct in Guatemala within just a few decades. Bark on tree in habitat [F. Views Read Edit View history.


World Checklist and Bibliography of Conifers. Back Site map Contact us. The bracts are hidden, about one half the height of the scale and are cuneate-obovoid in shape. Guatemalan fir is an almost completely non-frost-resistant tree.

Share this image — Hide sharing options. Bark black-brown, divided into plates.

This has the most southerly distribution of any species in the genus Donahue et al. Although remaining stands are protected and cutting is prohibited, its distribution is limited by exploitation Macveanincluding cutting for construction, firewood and charcoal Donahue et al.

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A Handbook of the World’s Conifers. The scales are oblong, or broader than long.

Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew. Seed with attached wing [F. Articles with ‘species’ microformats.