Podocarpus guatemalensis

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Podocarpus guatemalensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Podocarpaceae
Genus: Podocarpus
Species: P. guatemalensis
Binomial name
Podocarpus guatemalensis

Podocarpus guatemalensis is a species of conifer in the family Podocarpaceae. Its common names include ocotillo de llano, cypress de montaña, cipresillo, alfajillo, pinillo, palo de oro, and piño de montaña.[1]


Podocarpus guatemalensis is a shrub and/or small tree found in namesake Guatemala, and also from southern Mexico through Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama in Central America, to Venezuela and Colombia in northern South America.[1]

Podocarpus guatemalensis is a species of least concern on the IUCN Red List. Some populations are threatened by habitat destruction, but some occur in protected areas.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Thomas, P. & Farjon, A. 2013. Podocarpus guatemalensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. Downloaded on 05 September 2015.