Abies hidalgensis

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Abies hidalgensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Pinaceae
Genus: Abies
Species: A. hidalgensis
Binomial name
Abies hidalgensis
Debreczy, Rácz & Guízar

Abies hidalgensis is a species of conifer in the pine family, Pinaceae. It is endemic to Mexico, where it is known only from the state of Hidalgo.[1]

This tree was described to science in 1995. It grows in cloud forest habitat with trees and shrubs such as Buddleja cordata, Cupressus lusitanica, and Pinus patula.[1]

This tree has usually a single trunk with branches that ascend and then descend. The crown is columnar to conical in shape with gray-green foliage. The bark is smooth and light gray on young trees, splitting into plates and revealing "blood-red" inner bark on older specimens. The cones are up to 8 by 4 centimeters in size.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Farjon, A. 2013. Abies hidalgensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. Downloaded on 04 April 2015.
  2. ^ Debreczy, Z. and Rácz, I. (2003). A re-assessment of the new taxa of firs (Abies Mill.) reported from Mexico in 1995. Studia Bot Hung 34 81-110.