Pinus densiflora. JAPANESE RED PINE. Japan
PINACEAE (Pine family)

Represented on campus by two [1 tree remains as of 10/2008] specimens crowded together at the foot of the staircase in the courtyard of Tresidder Union, Japanese red pine has needles around 4 inches long in bundles of two. The small cones are 2 inches long.

A simple key to campus pines.

Other campus pines: Pinus brutia eldarica | Pinus bungeana | Pinus canariensis | Pinus contorta | Pinus coulteri | Pinus densiflora | Pinus edulis | Pinus halepensis | Pinus jeffreyi | Pinus maximartinezii | Pinus mugo | Pinus muricata | Pinus nigra | Pinus patula | Pinus pinea | Pinus ponderosa | Pinus radiata | Pinus roxburghii | Pinus sabiniana | Pinus sylvestris | Pinus thunbergiana | Pinus torreyana | Pinus wallichiana

Illustrations (links open new windows): habit |

Additions/Revisions: October 2009, only a single tree remains and it also shows signs of disease.

Name derivation, genus | species The Latin name | densely flowered

Related material: Pine Notes | Canopy Trees for Palo Alto Tree Library

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