Overview

Distribution

Localities documented in Tropicos sources

Abies durangensis Mart.:
Mexico (Mesoamerica)

Note: This information is based on publications available through Tropicos and may not represent the entire distribution. Tropicos does not categorize distributions as native or non-native.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Abies durangensis occurs in high mountain valleys and steep canyons on the western side of the divide of the Sierra Madre Occidental, at elevations between (1600-)2,000-2,900 m a.s.l. and usually on well drained talus or lithosols. The climate is moist and cool, especially on N-facing slopes. It is a relatively rare constituent of coniferous forests in the Canadian Life Zone, with Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca, Pinus strobiformis, P. leiophylla var. chihuahuana, Cupressus lusitanica, C. arizonica in the north of its range, Picea chihuahuana (only near El Salto, Durango), Pinus durangensis (in the south), Juniperus deppeana (locally) and some broad-leaved trees like Quercus castanea, Q. rugosa, Prunus serotina. In Jalisco and Sinaloa it is restricted to canyon bottoms at altitudes ranging from 2,300 to 2,700 m a.s.l.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2013

Assessor/s
Farjon, A.

Reviewer/s
Thomas, P. & Perez de la Rosa, J.

Contributor/s

Justification

Abies durangensis has an extensive distribution (extent of occurrence is >150,000 km²) and although scattered, can be abundant in some localities. Its relatively remote and inaccessible habitat and the fact that it is not a major timber tree appear to indicate that it is Least Concern, although there is no information to indicate if the taxon is or has declined. The more limited variety coahuilensis is assessed as Vulnerable, but this does not influence the status of the entire species. The typical variety would also be listed as Least Concern.

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Population

Population
This species is abundant in Durango and Chihuahua but much rarer in Sinaloa, Jalisco and Chihuahua.

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
No specific threats are documented, but it must be assumed that there has been some impact of logging, which has at least affected the mixed conifer forests in which this species is a relatively rare component. The var. coahuilensis occurs in areas where forest fires could be a serious threat
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
No specific conservation measures are known for this species.
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Wikipedia

Abies durangensis

Abies durangensis is a species of conifer in the Pinaceae family. It was described botanically by Maximino Martínez in 1942 and is found only in Mexico (Durango, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Jalisco and Sinaloa).[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Conifer Specialist Group (1998). "Abies durangensis in IUCN 2009". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Vers. 2009.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Retrieved October 6, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Plant Name Details for Abies durangensis". IPNI. Retrieved October 6, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Christopher J. Earle (June 11, 2006). "Abies durangaensis description". Retrieved October 6, 2009. 
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