Abies religiosa

Abies religiosa, Mexico State, Mexico
Abies religiosa


Taxonavigation: Pinales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Tracheophyta
Divisio: Pinophyta
Classis: Pinopsida
Ordo: Pinales

Familia: Pinaceae
Genus: Abies
Sectio: A. sect. Oiamel
Species: Abies religiosa
Subspecies: A. r. subsp. mexicana – A. r. subsp. religiosa


Abies religiosa (Kunth) Mirb., Mém. Mus. Hist. Nat. 13: 70 (1825). (with indirect reference to basionym, permissible according to Art. 41.3 ICN (Shenzhen Code))


  • Basionym
  • Homotypic


Native distribution areas:
  • Northern America
    • Mexico
      • Mexico Central (México Distrito Federal, México State, Morelos, Puebla, Tlaxcala), Mexico Gulf (Veracruz), Mexico Northeast (Aguascalientes, Durango, Hidalgo, Nuevo León, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas), Mexico Southeast (Chiapas), Mexico Southwest (Colima, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacán, Oaxaca).
  • Southern America
    • Central America
      • Guatemala.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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Vernacular namesEdit

English: Sacred Fir
español: Oyamel
suomi: Meksikonpihta
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