22.000 Pinus L. - Pines

Description of the genus

Evergreen trees with branches ± whorled. Branches of 2 kinds: (a) main branches bearing only scale-like leaves lacking chlorophyll and (b) deciduous short shoots bearing a number (usually 2,3 or 5) of green needle-like leaves in a common sheath. Ripe cones with woody scales. Seeds winged (in ours), 2 per cone scale.

Worldwide: 93 species, northern temperate, South and Central America, Sumatra and Java

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Xanthisthisa niveifrons (White-headed Thorn) Larval foodplant
Pinus roxburghii

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
patula Schltdl. & Cham.C,EDescription, Image
roxburghii Sarg.C,EDescription, Image
taeda L.E?

Other sources of information about Pinus:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Pinus
Flora of Mozambique: Pinus
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Pinus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pinus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Pinus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pinus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Pinus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Pinus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pinus
JSTOR Plant Science: Pinus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pinus
Plants of the World Online: Pinus
Tropicos: Pinus
Wikipedia: Pinus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Pinus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=92, retrieved 26 May 2024

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