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|Family: Pinaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Pinus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Pinus albicaulis Engelm.
Stem: generally prostrate to shrubby when exposed; trunks 1--many, < 26 m, < 1.5 m wide, much wider at base; mature bark gray-white, smooth, thin; mature crown often deformed by wind. Leaf: 5 per bundle, 3--7 cm, +- curved, dark green, stiff; sheath deciduous. Seed Cone: sessile, erect, 3.5--9 cm, ovate, purple-brown, generally torn apart, seeds dispersed by animals; scale tip knobs angled, prickled. Seed: wing persistent on scale.
Ecology: Upper red-fir forest to timberline, especially subalpine forest; Elevation: 2000--3700 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, CaRH, SNH, Wrn, SNE; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia, Wyoming.
eFlora Treatment Author: J. Robert Haller & Nancy J. Vivrette
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Pinus
Next taxon: Pinus attenuata
Citation for this treatment: J. Robert Haller & Nancy J. Vivrette 2016. Pinus albicaulis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=38254, accessed on April 29, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on April 29, 2016.