Pinus devoniana

Pinus devoniana (Michoacan Pine) - a species of pine family.
Contents
1 Distribution, Ecology
2 Description
3 Usage
4 Threats and protection
5 Links
6 Gallery
Distribution, Ecology
Distribution Countries: Guatemala; Mexico. Its altitude range is (700 -) 900-2500 (-3000) m above sea level. Pinus devoniana grows on a variety of soils, often of volcanic origin. Climate from moderately warm to subtropical with annual rainfall of 1000-1500 mm; dry season from November to May.
Description
Trees up to 20-30 m high and 80-100 cm in diameter. An open, wide pyramidal or domed crown formed by long, scattered or ascending branches. The bark is reddish-brown to dark brown, coarse, with age forming elongated plates, separated by deep longitudinal black cracks. Needles are collected in bundles of 5, stored for 2-3 years, (17 -) 25-40 (-45) cm long, sharp, bright, brilliant (dark) green. Pollen cones cylindrical, 20-40 mm long, pink-purple, becoming light brown after maturation. Seed cones are usually oval-oblong, brown, measuring 15-35 × 8-15 cm in open state. Seeds ovate, flat, 8-10 × 5-7 mm in size, light brown, often with dark spots. Seed wings obliquely-oblong-oval, 25-35 × 10-15 mm in size, light brown with darker stripes.


Wood is often used locally as firewood. These trees are not very tall, straight trunks and often have small lowland branches. Therefore, it is rarely used as a source of wood. However, the wood is used to produce fences, boxes, furniture.
Threats and security
No specific threats have been identified for this species. The species has been recorded in several protected areas.
Links
The Gymnosperm Database - Gallery - The cone - inflorescences - trunk - branch
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Species of North and Central American pine
Pinus albicaulis · Pinus aristata · Pinus arizonica · Pinus attenuata · Pinus ayacahuite · Pinus balfouriana · Pinus banksiana · Pinus caribaea · Pinus cembroides · Pinus chiapensis · Pinus clausa · Pinus contorta · Pinus coulteri · Pinus cubensis · Pinus culminicola · Pinus devoniana · Pinus durangensis · Pinus echinata · Pinus edulis · Pinus elliottii · Pinus flexilis · Pinus glabra · Pinus greggii · Pinus hartwegii · Pinus herreiscan · Pinus herreiscis · Pinus herreiscan · Pinus lambertiana · Pinus lawsonii · Pinus leiophylla · Pinus longaeva · Pinus lumholtzii · Pinus maximartinezii · Pin with maximinoi · Pinus monophylla · Pinus montezumae · Pinus monticola · Pinus muricata · Pinus nelsonii · Pinus occidentalis · Pinus orizarpa · Pinus palustris · Pinus patula · Pinus pinceana · Pinus ponderosa · Pinus praetermiss · Pinus pringleiens · Pinus pringleiens · Pinus quadrifolia · Pinus remota · Pinus resinosa · Pinus rigida · Pinus rzedowskii · Pinus sabiniana · Pinus serotina · Pinus strobiformis · Pinus strobus · Pinus taeda · Pinus tecunumanii · Pinus teocote · Pinus torreyana · Pinus tropicalis
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