|Collection Number: 449|
Entry Author: Jeff Chichester
Description: Straight trunk, pyramidal shaped crown.
Needles: Bluish green color in bundles of five.
Cones: Up to 12 in. length.
Bark: 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
This page was created by: Jeff Chichester,
Northampton Community College, and Keith Rice, Muhlenberg College
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Last updated 03/16/05