Pseudotsuga lindleyana

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Pseudotsuga lindleyana
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Pinaceae
Genus: Pseudotsuga
Species: P. lindleyana
Binomial name
Pseudotsuga lindleyana
(Roezl) Carrière

P. flahaultii
P. guinieri
P. macrolepis
P. menziesii var. oaxacana
P. rehderi
Tsuga lindleyana

Pseudotsuga lindleyana, commonly known as the Mexican Douglas-fir, is a conifer in the genus Pseudotsuga that is endemic to Mexico.[1] DNA sequence[2] and morphological[3] evidence suggests it is most closely related to Rocky Mountain Douglas-fir (P. menziesii var. glauca) and might best be treated as an additional variety within P. menziesii.[1]


Pseudotsuga lindleyana is native to the Sierra Madre Occidental, Sierra Madre Oriental, and scattered mountains as far south as Oaxaca.

The Mexican Government lists Mexican Douglas-fir as "subject to special protection"[4] because its populations are small, isolated and show signs of low fertility and recruitment due to inbreeding depression.[5][6]

Mexican Douglas-fir branch with cones


  1. ^ a b Earle, C.J. "The Gymnosperm Database: Pseudotsuga lindleyana". Retrieved 9 January 2018. 
  2. ^ Gugger, Paul F.; González-Rodríguez, Antonio; Rodríguez-Correa, Hernando; Sugita, Shinya; Cavender-Bares, Jeannine (2011). "Southward Pleistocene migration of Douglas-fir into Mexico: phylogeography, ecological niche modeling, and conservation of 'rear edge' populations" (PDF). New Phytologist. 189 (4): 1185–1199. doi:10.1111/j.1469-8137.2010.03559.x. PMID 21118265. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-02-20. 
  3. ^ Reyes-Hernández, VJ; Vargas-Hernández JJ; López-Upton J; Vaquera-Huerta H (2006). "Phenotypic similarity among Mexican populations of Pseudotsuga Carr" (PDF). Agrociencia. 40 (4): 545–556. 
  4. ^ Norma Oficial Mexicana NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010, Protección ambiental-Especies nativas de México de flora y fauna silvestres-Categorías de riesgo y especificaciones para su inclusión, exclusión o cambio-Lista de especies en riesgo (PDF). Mexico City: Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales. 2010. 
  5. ^ Mápula-Larreta, M.; López-Upton, J.; Vargas-Hernández, J. J.; Hernández-Livera, A. (2007). "Reproductive indicators in natural populations of Douglas-fir in Mexico". Biodiversity and Conservation. 16 (3): 727–742. doi:10.1007/s10531-005-5821-y. 
  6. ^ Velasco-García MV, López-Upton J, Angeles-Pérez G, Vargas-Hernández JJ, Guerra-de la Cruz V (2007). "Pseudotsuga menziesii seed dispersion in populations of central Mexico" (PDF). Agrociencia. 41 (1): 121–131. 

External links[edit]

Data related to Pseudotsuga lindleyana at Wikispecies