Pinus thunbergii (P.thunbergiana). JAPANESE BLACK PINE. Japan
PINACEAE (Pine family)

A tall timber tree in Japan but on campus usually dwarfed or quaintly shaped, this pine can be seen at the south end of the Graduate School of Business (where there are several), north of the Bookstore, at the northeast corner of Dinkelspiel Auditorium in company with P. canariensis, and at the Mechanical Engineering (Building 500) doorway on Lasuen Mall. It has two twisted, green needles to the bundle and the four+ inch-long cones are not prickly. Conspicuous silky white candles adorn the tree in winter.

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 thunbergii | Pinus torreyana | Pinus wallichiana

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Name derivation, genus | species The Latin name | after Carl Thunberg (1743-1828), Dutch physician and botanist who introduced many Japanes plants to Europe

Related material: Canopy Trees for Palo Alto Tree Library | Gymnosperm Database

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