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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Bark on tree in habitat [F. Back Site map Contact us. These activities are becoming increasingly unsustainable and unless conservation action is taken soon, this important conifer species guatemalrnsis become extinct in Guatemala within just a few decades. The bracts are hidden, about one half the height of the scale and are cuneate-obovoid in shape.

Buds globular-ovoid, resinous, to 5 mm long.

Seeds averageper kg. It is recommended that local communities work together to set up additional A.

Abies huatemalensis is an endemic conifer from the upper montane forests of Central America. Articles with ‘species’ microformats.


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Abies guatemalensis

Help us share the wonders of the natural world. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. World Checklist and Bibliography of Conifers. Twig guatemalensus upper surface of foliage [F.

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Guatemalan Fir

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 abeis in which bracts represent the leaves [F.

Guatemalan fir Abies guatemalensis. Share this image — Hide sharing options. However practical knowledge of cultivating A. Crowns of trees in habitat, El Salvador [F. Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. Synonymy for the type Farjon The branchlets are reddish-brown to deep blackish-red and pubescent.

Share on Facebook Tweet Send email. Xbies data from GBIF. Click on each occurrence for further information. This species is featured in: Oryx 42 2 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.


Please donate to Arkive Help us share the wonders of the natural world. Trees up to 45 m tall and cm dbh. Cone on Guatemalan fir at the above location [V. guateemalensis

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Flowers May-June Macvean They contain two marginal resin canals and the apex of the leaf is notched and emarginate. Retrieved from ” https: Sign up to our newsletter Get the latest wild news direct to your inbox. Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew. Team WILD, an elite squadron of science superheroes, needs your help! Six hours exposure to sunlight dries the seeds enough to allow long-term storage.

Large populations may still remain in Honduras, but data is currently deficient.