Pinus occidentalis Sw.

Hispaniola Pine, West Indian Pine

Family: Pinaceae

Genus: Pinus

Category: Tree - Evergreen

Size: 60 to 100' tall


Open crown. Leaves are thin, 6 to 8" long in 5s, dark green. Cones are 3" long with swollen scales at the upper ends.


Native to the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

Published in Prodr. (Swartz) 103 in 1788. Also published in Desc. Pinus 1: p.36 #18 in 1803 (and in ed.3 #22 in 1832) Dr. Swartz seems only to have seen trees of this species without male flowers or fruit, and could only procure a branch with leaves, and a cone very much mutilated; it therefore still remains to be better described by some future Botanist who may be more fortunate.


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