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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The branchlets are reddish-brown to deep blackish-red and pubescent. World Checklist and Bibliography of Conifers.

AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife film guatemallensis, Wildscreen Festival. This has the most southerly distribution of any species in the genus Donahue et al. 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.

A field guide to forest insects and diseases of the prairie provinces. Guatemalan fir is an almost completely non-frost-resistant tree. The female cones are oblong-cylindric and the apex is pointed to somewhat flattened.


Abies guatemalensis – Useful Tropical Plants

Studies investigating the use of A. Rodents of Unusual Size communitycoypudocumentaryecosystemenvironmentfilmmakerfilmmakinginvasiveinvasive speciesrodentsUSAWetlandswildlife Monday 24 September Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: Fully ripe cones quickly disintegrate.

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. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldguatfmalensis chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival. Trees up gyatemalensis 45 m tall and cm dbh. A Handbook of the World’s Conifers.

The firs of Mexico and Guatemala. Bark on tree in habitat [F. 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.

Since the demand for Christmas trees has risen in Guatemala, so too have the number of A.

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

Two new species of Abies Pinaceae from western Mexico. Share on Facebook Tweet Send email.

Image credit Link to this image Add to scrapbook How you can use this image. Please donate to Arkive Help us share the wonders of the natural guatemqlensis. Synonymy for the type Farjon Cone on Guatemalan fir at the above location [V.


It is a mountain species, associated primarily with Pinus ayacahuiteP.

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Stomata are usually absent above, but appear in 8 to 10 lines below. X Close Link to this photo Embed guatemslensis Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. Which species are on the road to recovery? Back Site map Contact us. El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico.

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

Six hours exposure to sunlight dries the seeds enough to allow long-term storage. Branchlets red-brown to deep black-red, pubescent. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island. To mature cones, keep them in shade for 8 weeks and extract seed. Local people could also be trained in professional shearing techniques to improve the appearance of nursery grown A.

Primary branches horizontal branches.