Pinus devoniana


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Pinus devoniana
Species Authority: Lindl.
Common Name/s:
English Michoacan Pine, Pino Lacio, Pino Escobetón, Ocote Gretado , Pino Real
Spanish Ocote Macho, Pino Blanco
Pinus michoacana Martínez
Taxonomic Notes: The name Pinus michoacana Martínez (the vernacular is Michoacan Pine) is still in use in some publications (e.g. Perry 1991). However, the earlier, correct name for this species is Pinus devoniana Lindl.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2011-06-09
Assessor/s: Farjon, A.
Reviewer/s: Thomas, P. & Perez de la Rosa, J.

A widespread and common species that is not an important timber tree and is unlikely to be much reduced in secondary forest types.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Recorded from Mexico (Sinaloa, Nayarit, Jalisco, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, San Luís Potosí, Querétaro, Hidalgo, Michoacán, México, Distrito Federal, Morelos, Tlaxcala, Puebla, Veracruz, Guerrero, Oaxaca and Chiapas); and from Guatemala in the southern highlands.
Guatemala; Mexico (Aguascalientes, Chiapas, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, México Distrito Federal, Michoacán, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, Sinaloa, Tlaxcala, Veracruz, Zacatecas)
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Population [top]

Population: The population is thought to be stable.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is a constituent of relatively open, often secondary pine-oak forests, or it occurs with Pinus oocarpa invading burned mountainsides. It is well adapted to withstand fires by its juvenile "grass stage" similar to that of P. palustris of the SE USA. The pines most commonly associated with it vary somewhat from north to south and include P. oocarpa, P. montezumae, P. pseudostrobus, and P. maximinoi and less frequently P. cembroides at lower altitudes and P. hartwegii at higher altitudes. Common are also Quercus, Liquidambar, and in the understorey Calliandra, Leucaena, Acacia, Dodonaea, Gaultheria, and Mimosa. Its altitudinal range is (700-)900-2,500(-3,000) m a.s.l. Pinus devoniana grows on a variety of soils, often of volcanic origin. The climate is warm-temperate to subtropical, with annual precipitation 1,000-1,500 mm and a dry season from November to May.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No specific threats have been identified for this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species has been recorded from several protected areas; it is also present in secondary forests following logging and other activities.
Citation: Farjon, A. 2013. Pinus devoniana. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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