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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Synonymy for the type Farjon However practical knowledge of cultivating A. Cone on Guatemalan fir at the above location [V.

Macvean, Ana Lucrecia E. They recommend collecting cones from November through January, when the cones are nearly mature as shown by purple-green color and the appearance of resin drops. Crowns of trees in habitat, El Salvador [F. Distribution data from GBIF. Seed with attached wing [F. Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: Team WILD, an elite squadron of science superheroes, needs your help!

Guatemalan fir is an almost completely non-frost-resistant tree. Share on Facebook Tweet Send email. Retrieved 13 January It is a guatema,ensis and moisture-loving tree of the tropical mountain coniferous and mixed cloud forests of these countries.

This was despite the majority of consumers being aware that the species is threatened and protected. The branches grow largely horizontally. Two new species of Abies Pinaceae from western Mexico.

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Blog Friday 05 October Wildscreen With: Guatemalan fir Abies guatemalensis. Flowers May-June Macvean It is a mountain species, associated primarily with Pinus ayacahuiteP.

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

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 leaves are somewhat comb-like or nearly pectinate in arrangement.

Jeff Bisbee bispanal earthlink. Local people could also be trained in professional shearing techniques to improve the appearance of nursery grown A. Trees up to 45 m tall and cm dbh. Seeds light brown, to 9 mm long, wing to 15 mm long” Dallimore et al.

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Guauhitemala, Lugar de bosques. To mature cones, keep them in shade for 8 weeks and extract seed. Share this image — Hide sharing options.

Six hours exposure to sunlight dries the seeds enough to allow long-term storage. Retrieved from ” https: Terms of Use – The displayed portlet may be used as a link from your website to Arkive’s online content for private, scientific, conservation or avies purposes only. It was reported as being a common tree up until guatemalsnsis s.

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They are yellowish-brown in colour with a violet bloom and measure 8 to It is recommended that local communities work together to set up additional A.

Journal of the Arnold Arboretum Studies investigating the use of A. They contain two marginal resin canals and the apex of the leaf is notched and emarginate. Rodents of Unusual Size communitycoypudocumentary guatfmalensis, ecosystemenvironmentfilmmakerfilmmakinginvasiveinvasive speciesrodentsUSAWetlandswildlife Monday 24 September Wildscreen With – Guatemaldnsis Hooker: Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn guate,alensis Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival.

Species Topics Bookstore Links Contact. A Handbook of the World’s Conifers. However since the s, it has increasingly been harvested as a Christmas tree, which has resulted in the branches of adult trees and entire young trees being removed from the forest. The female cones are oblong-cylindric and the apex is pointed to somewhat flattened.

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Twig aabies upper surface of foliage [F. Which species are on the road to recovery? Guatemala [cited in ParksWatch ]. Species description in the Tropical Tree Seed Manual. Large populations may still remain in Honduras, but data is currently deficient.