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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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Six hours exposure to sunlight dries the seeds enough to allow long-term storage. Guatemalan fir is an almost completely non-frost-resistant tree.

Local people could also be trained in professional shearing techniques to improve the appearance of nursery grown A.

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High prices, poor shape and difficulty in locating sellers were given as the main reasons why illegally sourced guatemalenzis were chosen over nursery grown trees. Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew. Rodents of Unusual Size. Guauhitemala, Lugar de bosques. Guatemala [cited in ParksWatch ]. They are yellowish-brown in colour with a violet bloom and measure 8 to Oryx 42 2 Back Site map Contact us.

X Close Link to this photo Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. World Checklist and Bibliography of Conifers. It is a warm-loving and moisture-loving tree of the tropical mountain coniferous and mixed cloud forests of these countries. Blog Abie 05 October Wildscreen With: Trees up to 45 m tall and cm dbh. Fully ripe cones quickly disintegrate. Journal of the Arnold Arboretum The branches grow largely horizontally.


This has the most southerly distribution of any species in the genus Donahue et guatemalenwis. Seeds averageper kg. Notable pests afflicting this species include bark beetles Dendroctonus spp.

Twig with upper surface of foliage [F. Which species are on the road to recovery? This species is featured in: Note the foliage emerging from the tip of two of the cones, a rare condition in firs but one that reminds us that abiess seed cone is, evolutionarily, a highly modified shoot in which bracts represent the leaves [F.

Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. Commercial harvest of fir branches is prohibited and punishable ugatemalensis Guatemala’s Forestry Lawbut the high demand for fir branches during Christmas encourages people to illegally harvest this species.

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Buds globular-ovoid, resinous, to 5 mm long. Team WILD, an elite squadron of science superheroes, needs your help! However practical knowledge of cultivating A.

Retrieved 13 January This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat Sign up to our newsletter Get the latest wild news direct to your inbox. A Handbook of the World’s Conifers. Large populations may still remain in Honduras, but data is currently deficient. Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: Hardy to Zone 9 cold hardiness limit between It may NOT be used within Apps.


Share on Facebook Tweet Send email. 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. Twig with lower surface of foliage [F.

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

The scales are oblong, or broader than long. The branchlets are reddish-brown to deep blackish-red and pubescent.

Since the demand for Christmas trees has risen in Guatemala, so too have the number of A. Species Topics Bookstore Links Contact. MyARKive offers the scrapbook feature to signed-up members, allowing you to organize your favourite Arkive images and videos and share them with friends. Synonymy for the type Farjon Views Read Edit View history. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Bark on tree in habitat [F.