Spermatophyta: Gymnospermae: Pinales

Pinaceae - Pine family

Dallimore, W. & Jackson, A.B. (1966) A Handbook of the Coniferae and Ginkgoaceae Edward Arnold. London.

Description of the family

Trees or rarely shrubs, monoecious, usually evergreen, the wood resinous. Leaves linear, spirally arranged. Flowers arranged in cones. Male cones lateral with numerous scales, each bearing 2 pollen-sacs. Female cones lateral or ± terminal, woody, each scale bearing 2 ovules on the adaxial surface.

Worldwide: 12 genera and 220 species, Northern temperate zones south to C America, West Indies, Sumatra and Java.

Zimbabwe: 1 genus and 3 taxa.

Pinus roxburghii

Links to genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

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Pinus L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Pinaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Pinaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Pinaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Pinaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-15

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2015). Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Pinaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=172, retrieved 23 May 2015

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