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Canary Island Pine

Pinus canariensis

Description:

Pine tree with long needles about 23cm long in groups of three, small cones (at least when I spotted it) and bent trunk.

Habitat:

Along trail at Lake Dixon. "native and endemic to the outer Canary Islands (Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Hierro and La Palma) in the Atlantic Ocean"

Notes:

" It is a subtropical pine and does not tolerate low temperatures or hard frost, surviving temperatures down to about −6 to −10 °C. Within its natural area, it grows under extremely variable rainfall regimes, from less than 300 mm to several thousands, mostly due to differences in mist-capturing by the foliage. Under warm conditions, this is one of the most drought-tolerant pines, living even with less than 200 mm per year."

1 Species ID Suggestions

Michael67
Michael67 8 years ago
Canary Island Pine
Pinus canariensis Canary Island Pine - Pinus canariensis - Overview


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3 Comments

Michael67
Michael67 8 years ago

Native to Canary Islands, but commonly cultivated in southern California.

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 9 years ago

Hello Meik, it's certainly similar! I researched P. strobus and it's not found this far south in California. I'll look in to similar species based on your suggestion though! Thank you.

Meik
Meik 9 years ago

Cindy, this might be Pinus strobus (Eastern white pine).

Have a look:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinus_strob...
http://eol.org/pages/1061748/overview

San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Jan 18, 2012
Submitted on Jan 18, 2012

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