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Pinus ayacahuite

Common Name: 
Mexican White Pine
Family: Pinaceae 

Collection Number:  449
Entry Author:  Jeff Chichester
Description:  Straight trunk, pyramidal shaped crown.
Bluish green color in bundles of five.
Up to 12 in. length.
From light gray and smooth, to gray-brown and rough as tree ages.
Branching Pattern:  Horizontal spread.
Height:  Up to 90 ft.
Conditions/Habitat/Kind of Forest:  Grows best in moist or dry sandy soil in direct sunlight.
Range:  Central America to Northern Mexico.
Conservation Status-US/ World Wide:  Low risk of becoming endangered,  although under pressure from urban development.
Uses (Human):  Used by local carpenters for word-working.  The needles can be used to produced a green and tan dye. 

Gymnosperm Database, University of Bonn

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

University of Delaware Botainic Gardens, Pinus ayacahuite





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