Pinus canadensis L.

Photo credit: Original from Descr. Pinus courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library - (provided by Missouri Botanical Garden) modified to provide labels.


Family: Pinaceae

Genus: Pinus

Description: 

P. canadensis bears a great resemblance to the common Yew, but it is less stiff in its habit, and therefore much handsomer. (Desc. Pinus)

History: 

Published in Sp. Pl. ed. 2 1421 in 1763. Also published in Desc. Pinus 1: t.32 p.50 #26 in 1803 (and in ed.3 #41 in 1832) ...first cultivated amongst us by the late Mr. Peter Collinson, at Mill Hill, where a large tree is still remaining of his planting.

Basionym of Tsuga canadensis (L.) Carrière.


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