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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This species is featured in: Trees up to 45 m tall and cm dbh. World Checklist and Bibliography of Conifers.

Abies guatemalensis – Useful Tropical Plants

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Abies guatemalensis (Abeto de Guatemala, Guatemalan fir) description

Two new species of Abies Pinaceae from western Mexico. Note the foliage emerging from the tip of two of the cones, a rare gutemalensis in firs but one that reminds us that the seed cone is, evolutionarily, a highly modified shoot in which bracts represent the leaves [F. Bark black-brown, divided into plates. Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: A Handbook of the World’s Conifers. Twig with lower surface of foliage [F.

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The bracts are hidden, about one half the height of the scale and are cuneate-obovoid in shape. This has the most southerly distribution of any species in the genus Donahue et al.

Abies guatemalensis

The branches grow largely horizontally. Crowns of trees in habitat, El Salvador [F.

This was despite the majority of consumers being aware that the species is threatened and protected. The branchlets are reddish-brown to deep blackish-red and pubescent. Distribution data from GBIF.


Fully ripe cones quickly disintegrate. Retrieved from ” https: Hardy to Zone 9 cold hardiness limit between 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.

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Commercial harvest of fir branches is prohibited and punishable under Guatemala’s Forestry Lawbut the high demand for fir branches during Christmas encourages people to illegally harvest this species.

It was reported as being a common tree up until the s. Rodents of Unusual Size communitycoypudocumentaryecosystemenvironmentfilmmaker abise, filmmakinginvasiveinvasive speciesrodentsUSAWetlandswildlife Monday 24 September Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: Which species are on the road to recovery?

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