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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Articles with ‘species’ microformats. Guatemalan fir is an almost completely non-frost-resistant tree. It was reported as being a common tree up until the s.

Hardy to Zone 9 cold hardiness limit between Jeff Bisbee bispanal earthlink. El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico.

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However since the s, it has increasingly been harvested as a Christmas tree, which has resulted in the branches guaatemalensis adult trees and entire young trees being removed from the forest. Species Topics Bookstore Links Contact.

Crowns abied trees gutemalensis habitat, El Salvador [F. Edited by Christopher J. The branches grow largely horizontally. Abies guatemalensis is an endemic conifer from the upper montane forests of Central America. MyARKive offers the scrapbook feature to signed-up members, allowing you to organize your favourite Arkive images and videos and share them with friends. Sign up to our newsletter Get the latest wild news direct to your inbox.


Notable pests afflicting this species include bark beetles Dendroctonus spp. They contain two marginal resin canals and the apex of the leaf is notched and emarginate. However practical knowledge of cultivating A. Note the foliage emerging from the tip of two of the cones, a rare condition in firs but one that reminds us that the seed cone is, evolutionarily, a highly modified shoot in which bracts represent the leaves [F.

This has the most southerly distribution of any species in the genus Donahue et al.

Terms of Use – The displayed portlet may be used as a link from your guaetmalensis to Arkive’s online content for private, scientific, conservation or educational purposes only. It may NOT be used within Apps. Oryx 42 2 It is a warm-loving and moisture-loving tree of the tropical mountain coniferous and mixed cloud forests of these countries.

Seed with attached wing [F. The leaves are somewhat comb-like or nearly pectinate in arrangement. Cone on Guatemalan fir at the above location [V.


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AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival. A Handbook of the World’s Conifers. Macvean, Ana Lucrecia E. 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.

The bracts are hidden, about one half the height avies the scale and are cuneate-obovoid in shape. To mature cones, keep them in shade for 8 weeks and extract seed. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island.

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Abies guatemalensis (Abeto de Guatemala, Guatemalan fir) description

Species description in the Tropical Tree Seed Manual. Guatemalan fir Abies guatemalensis. Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below.

Six hours exposure to sunlight dries the seeds enough to allow long-term storage. Distribution data from GBIF.

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