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Pinus ayacahuite

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA PINOPSIDA PINALES PINACEAE

Scientific Name: Pinus ayacahuite
Species Authority: Ehrenb. ex Schltdl.
Infra-specific Taxa Assessed:
Common Name/s:
English Mexican White Pine
Spanish Ocote Gretado, Ayacahuite, Acalote, Pinabete, Pino Gretado

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2011-06-07
Assessor/s: Farjon, A.
Reviewer/s: Thomas, P. & Perez de la Rosa, J.
Justification:

Whilst undoubtedly exploited for its timber, this species is widespread and common in many mountain forests, although becoming rare in the extreme south of its range. Logging has a negative impact in heavily exploited areas where the number of mature trees is declining.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Mexico: from Central Mexico southwards to Chiapas; Guatemala; Honduras; El Salvador.
Countries:
Native:
El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico
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Population [top]

Population: The overall population is decreasing but not to the extent that it falls within any threatened category threshold.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Pinus ayacahuite forms emergent trees in mixed montane conifer forest on mesic sites, or grows in groups or small groves; reaching its greatest extent in Chiapas and W Guatemala. The best stands are on loamy, well drained soils. Its altitudinal range is (1,500-)1,900-3,200(-3,600) m a.s.l. Phenology: the time of pollen dispersal varies with latitude and altitude; in South-Central Mexico it is in May.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Logging, if carried out unsustainably, would be the main threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This widespread variety is present in several protected areas.
Citation: Farjon, A. 2013. Pinus ayacahuite. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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