F.Schwerdtf. ex Eguiluz & J.P.Perry
Pinus tecunumanii (syn. Pinus oocarpa var. ochoterenae Martínez; Pinus patula Schiede & Deppe spp. tecunumanii Eguiluz & Perry) is a timber tree native to Mexico and Central America. It grows from the highlands of Chiapas and Oaxaca to Northern Nicaragua (17° to 14° North latitude). It occurs in two separated populations in their native habitats. High altitude group grows at 1500-2900 m and low altitude group from 500-1500 m.
It has been cultivated in several suptropical parts of the world for paper industry. Cultivation trials have shown that high elevation sources are the most productive. It grows well in Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil and South Africa.
Wood: Yellowish color. Formerly classified as a subspecies of Pinus patula, DNA analysis has shown that is a different species and that is closer to Pinus oocarpa. It is also used in paper production.
- Dvorak, W. S., G. R. Hodge, E. A. Gutiérrez, L. F. Osorio, F. S. Malan and T. K. Stanger. 2000. Pinus tecunumanii. In: Conservation and Testing of Tropical and Subtropical Forest Species by the CAMCORE Cooperative. College of Natural Resources, NCSU. Raleigh, NC. USA. pp: 188-209.
- (Spanish) Pinus tecunumanii
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