Common name: Slash Pine
Pinus elliottii Engelm. APNI*
Synonyms: Pinus caribaea Morelet APNI*
Description: Tall tree with horizontal branches high on the trunk; bark reddish, shedding in thin scales.
Shoots glaucous, branchlets orange-brown; buds not resinous.
Leaves 20–30 cm long, leaf sheath 1–2 cm long. Female cones subterminal, shortly stalked, symmetrical, reflexed, ± ovoid, 10–13 cm long, 5–7 cm wide; not persistent, dehiscent at maturity; cone scales reddish brown, the exposed part swollen, ending in a minute prickle; seeds black, wing 2.5–3 cm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Cultivated in warmer areas, often naturalized near plantations. Native of SE U.S.A. to Central America, W Indies.
NSW subdivisions: *NC
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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