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Pinus teocote

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA PINOPSIDA PINALES PINACEAE

Scientific Name: Pinus teocote
Species Authority: Schiede ex Schltdl. & Cham.
Common Name/s:
English Aztec Pine, Teocote Pine, Pino Prieto
Spanish Pino Chino, Ocote, Pino Colorado, Pino Real, Pino Rosillo

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2011-06-24
Assessor/s: Farjon, A.
Reviewer/s: Thomas, P. & Perez de la Rosa, J.
Justification:

This species is assessed as Least Concern because it is the most abundant and widespread species of pine in Mexico.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Mexico: probably the most widely distributed endemic Mexican pine, most abundant in Central Mexico, occurring in Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, Sinaloa, Durango, Zacatecas, San Luís Potosí, Nayarit, Aguascalientes, Jalisco, Guanajuato, Querétaro, Hidalgo, Michoacán, México, Distrito Federal, Tlaxcala, Puebla, Veracruz, Guerrero, Oaxaca and Chiapas.
Countries:
Native:
Mexico (Aguascalientes, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, México Distrito Federal, México State, Michoacán, Nayarit, Nuevo León, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas, Tlaxcala, Veracruz, Zacatecas)
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Population [top]

Population: Locally abundant
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

Pinus teocote occurs in various habitats, most commonly in rather open forest or woodland associated with Quercus spp., on relatively dry sites with shallow soils. Its altitudinal range is (1,000-)1,500-3,000(-3,300) m a.s.l., a few collections are recorded from 700-800 m but these may be based on incorrect estimates. This species often occupies dry ridges, sometimes on calcareous outcrops. Annual precipitation is usually moderate, from 500-1,000 mm, but much higher in parts of the central highlands of Chiapas, where it is growing in broad-leaved forest dominated by Liquidambar and Styrax. Pinus teocote occurs with a number of other pines in various parts of its range, the most common of which are from N to S: P. arizonica, P. engelmannii, P. durangensis, P. leiophylla, P. montezumae, P. oocarpa, and P. patula.

Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Overexploitation for timber and resin may be problematic in some areas.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is known from several protected area within its range.
Citation: Farjon, A. 2013. Pinus teocote. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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