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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.
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. 

References:
Gymnosperm Database, University of Bonn
http://www.botanik.uni-bonn.de/conifers/pi/pin/ayacahuite1.htm

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
http://www.iucnredlist.org/search/details.php?species=35759

University of Delaware Botainic Gardens, Pinus ayacahuite
http://ag.udel.edu/udbg/conifers/description/p_ayacahuite.html

 

   

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Last updated 03/16/05