Pinus nigra. AUSTRIAN BLACK PINE. Austria, Hungary
PINACEAE (Pine family)

The Austrian is a two-needled pine, with stiff, dark, 5-inch needles and 3-inch cones. Some can be seen right of the stairs on the east side off SAE house off Campus Drive East. Black pine takes its name from the dark-gray bark which distinguishes it from the reddish-barked Scots pine, that other pine that is distributed across the whole of Europe (and Siberia). Races of the black pine are also found in the Pyrenees, Corsica, Calabria, Slovenia, the Balkans, Turkey, and Cyprus.

A simple key to campus pines.

Other campus pines: Pinus brutia ssp. 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

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Additions/Revisions: If P. nigra is still found on campus, there are no large, straight-trunked forest forms, and they are indistinguishable in the field--except perhaps to an expert--by cone and leaf.

Name derivation, genus | species The Latin name | black (the bark)

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