Common name: Radiata Pine, Monterey Pine
Pinus radiata D.Don APNI*
Description: Large tree with dark, often deeply ridged bark.
Buds with resinous scales.
Leaves mostly 10–15 cm long; leaf sheath to 1.5 cm long, persistent. Female cones ± ovoid, lopsided, 7–17 cm long, shortly stalked, often clustered, reflexed, often remaining unopened for some years. Cone scales thickened at the top, the exposed portion rounded, with a minute dorsal prickle; seeds black, the wing to 2.5 cm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Frequently grown for timber and windbreaks and as ornamental tree, sometimes naturalized in cooler districts. Native of California.
NSW subdivisions: *CC, *NT, *CT, *ST
Other Australian states: *Vic.
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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