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Pinus radiata D. Don
Stem: trunk < 38 m, < 2.1 m wide, in youth < 2 m growth per year; mature bark black, deep-grooved; mature crown irregular, round-topped. Leaf: (2)3 per bundle, 6--15 cm, dark green; sheath persistent. Seed Cone: recurved, 6--15 cm, asymmetric, light brown, opening slowly 2nd year, persistent < 25 years; stalk < 15 mm; proximal scale tip knobs < 2 cm, rounded, minute-prickled. Seed: < wing.
Ecology: Closed-cone-pine forest, oak woodland; Elevation: < 1300 m. Bioregional Distribution: CCo (near Point Año Nuevo; vicinity of Monterey Peninsula; Cambria-San Simeon area; all < 300 m) (naturalized NCo, CCo, SCo, PR (Santa Ana Mtns)); Distribution Outside California: islands off Baja California; naturalized? where escaped or introduced southern Oregon, Europe, Africa, Australia, New Zealand. Note: Leaves generally 2 per bundle on Cedros, Guadalupe islands.
eFlora Treatment Author: J. Robert Haller & Nancy J. Vivrette
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Pinus quadrifolia
Next taxon: Pinus sabiniana
Citation for this treatment: J. Robert Haller & Nancy J. Vivrette 2017. Pinus radiata, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=38300, accessed on March 24, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 24, 2017.