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Pinus torreyana Carrière
Stem: trunk < 23 (< 33 in cultivation) m, < 1 m wide; mature crown open, rounded, branches many large; mature bark with red-brown plates between irregular furrows. Leaf: 5 per bundle, often 3 in young trees, 15--26 cm, stiff, gray-yellow- to gray-blue-green; sheath persistent. Seed Cone: spreading to recurved, < 16 cm, +- symmetric, +- longer than wide to much wider, scales dark brown, opening slowly 3rd year, persistent < 15 years; stalk < 4 mm; scale tip knobs pyramidal, light-colored, < 2 cm, minute-prickly. Seed: 16--24 mm, > wing, light brown to +- black, mottled or not, in cone < 13 years.
Unabridged Note: According to Zavarin et al. 1967 Phytochemistry 6:1019--1023, native stands showed differences in terpenoids (beta-phellandrene, limonene, cineole) for the subspecies. Expanded author citation: Pinus torreyana Parry ex Carrière
eFlora Treatment Author: J. Robert Haller & Nancy J. Vivrette
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Pinus sabiniana
Next taxon: Pinus torreyana subsp. insularis
Citation for this treatment: J. Robert Haller & Nancy J. Vivrette 2016. Pinus torreyana, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=38315, accessed on February 09, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 09, 2016.