Tecun Uman Pine, Schwerdtfeger's Pine, Pino Ocote, Pinabete, Ocote de Caretilla Pinus tecunumanii

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Botanical Name:

Pinus tecunumanii







Common Name:

Tecun Uman Pine, Schwerdtfeger's Pine, Pino Ocote, Pinabete, Ocote de Caretilla

Seeds Per Pound:
1.41 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
Germination Test Type:
120-150 feet
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In Stock: 1.41 lb
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1 packet
1 oz
1 lb
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 1/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Pinus tecunumanii (syn. Pinus oocarpa var. ochoterenae Martínez; Pinus patula Schiede & Deppe spp. tecunumanii Eguiluz & Perry) is a timber tree native to Mexico and Central America. It grows from the highlands of Chiapas and Oaxaca to Northern Nicaragua (17° to 14° North latitude). It occurs in two separated populations in their native habitats. High altitude group grows at 1500-2900 m and low altitude group from 500-1500 m. It has been cultivated in several suptropical parts of the world for paper industry. Cultivation trials have shown that high elevation sources are the most productive. It grows well in Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil and South Africa. more...
* The specific epithet honors Tecún Umán, a Mayan chief who defended his homeland against the Spanish conquistadors in the 16th Century (Dvorak et al. 2000). more...
* Pinus tecunumanii wood has a yellowish hue with low extractive content in most environments. With respect to the other Mesoamerican pines planted as exotics, the wood density of P. tecunumanii is generally greater than P. patula, less than that of P. oocarpa, and is greater than P. caribaea var. hondurensis when planted at mid-elevations. When planted at low altitude, the wood density of P. tecunumanii is equal to or less than P. caribaea var. hondurensi.. Studies by SAFCOL researchers in South Africa showed that P. tecunumanii had tracheid cells with much larger cross sectional diameters than either P. patula or P. taeda. Pinus tecunumanii has a low latewood percentage, which explains why pith to bark density gradients in the species are not nearly as extreme as for the US southern pines when grown in South Africa. A number of processing studies in various countries have indicated that the wood is very acceptable for pulp, paper and solid wood products. more...