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Common (vernacular) names applied to California vascular plants

compiled by Elizabeth Painter

up to date as of May 1, 2016

Common names (also referred to as vernacular names) are applied differently at different times and places by different users. This list is compiled from many sources and is intended to be as comprehensive as possible. It is not intended to indicate which common name is correct or preferred. Please send comments about this page to Elizabeth Painter (

TaxonPinus monophylla
Family common name(s)pine
Genus common name(s)pine; true pine
Species common name(s)single-leaved pinyon; single-leaved pinyon pine; single-leaved pinyon pine; single-leaved piñon; single-leaved piñón; single-leaved piñon pine; single-leafed pinyon; single-leafed pinyon pine; single-leafed piñon; single-leafed piñón; single-leafed piñon pine; single-leaf pinyon; single-leaf pinyon pine; singleleaf pinyon; singleleaf pinyon pine; single-leaf piñon; single-leaf piñón; single-leaf piñon pine; singleleaf piñon; singleleaf nut pine; single-leaf pine; singleleaf pine; one-leaved pinyon; one-leaved pinyon pine; one-leaved piñon; one-leaved piñón; one-leaved nut pine; one-leafed piñon one-leafed piñón; one-leaf pinyon; one leaf pinyon; one-leaf pinyon pine; one-leaf piñon; one-leaf piñón; one-leaf piñon pine; one-leaf pine; single-needled pinyon; single-needled pinyon pine; single-needle pinyon; single-needle pinyon pine; single-needled piñon; single-needled piñón; single-needled piñon pine; single-needle piñon; single-needle piñón; single-needle piñon pine; one-needled pinyon; one-needled pinyon pine; one-needled piñon; one-needled piñón; one-needle pinyon; one-needle pinyon pine; oneneedle pinyon pine; one-needle piñon; one-needle piñón; one-needle piñon pine
Common name(s) specific to synonym; taxon noted in bracketsCalifornia pinyon [Pinus californiarum]
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxapinyon, pinyon pine, piñón, piñon, nut pine, nutpine, edible pine are applied to multiple Pinus taxa
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcPinus californiarum D.K. Bailey; Pinus cembroides Zuccarini var. monophylla (Torr. & Frémont) Voss; Caryopitys monophylla (Torr. & Frémont) Rydb.
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