Spermatophyta: Gymnospermae

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

More sample images from the Pinaceae (Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record)

Pinus patula

Pinus patula

Pinus patula

Pinus patula

Pinus roxburghii

Pinus roxburghii

Pinus roxburghii

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 Zimbabwe: cultivated Pinaceae
Flora of Mozambique: 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, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Pinaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=172, retrieved 19 April 2014

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