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 branches grow largely horizontally. 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.

The scales are oblong, or broader than long. Seeds light brown, to 9 mm long, wing to 15 mm long” Dallimore et al.

Oryx 42 2 It is a warm-loving and moisture-loving tree of the tropical mountain coniferous and mixed abifs forests of these countries. Stomata are usually absent above, but appear in 8 to 10 lines below. Notable pests afflicting this species include bark beetles Dendroctonus spp. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Edited by Christopher J. World Checklist and Bibliography of Conifers. Retrieved 13 January Blog Friday 05 October Wildscreen With: A Handbook of the World’s Conifers.


The female cones are oblong-cylindric and the apex is pointed to somewhat flattened. Trees up abiea 45 m tall and cm dbh.

Abies guatemalensis is an endemic conifer from the upper montane forests of Central America.

Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island. Twig with upper surface of foliage [F. Guatemalan fir Abies guatemalensis. It was reported as being a common tree up until the s. Species description in the Tropical Tree Seed Manual.

Conifer Species: Abies guatemalensis | American Conifer Society

They contain two marginal resin canals and the apex of the leaf is notched and emarginate. X Close Link to this photo Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. Rodents of Unusual Size communitycoypudocumentaryecosystemenvironmentfilmmakerfilmmakinginvasiveinvasive speciesrodentsUSAWetlandswildlife Monday 24 September Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: Crowns of trees in habitat, El Salvador [F.

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Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. High prices, poor shape and difficulty in locating sellers were given as the main reasons why illegally sourced trees were chosen over nursery grown trees.


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

The bracts are hidden, about one half the height of the scale and are cuneate-obovoid in shape. Cone on Guatemalan fir at the above location [V.

The xbies are reddish-brown to deep blackish-red and pubescent. Sign up to our newsletter Get the latest wild news direct to your inbox.

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A field guide to forest insects and diseases of the prairie provinces. El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico. Six hours exposure to sunlight dries the seeds enough to allow long-term storage.