This tree is confined to the central regions of the Crimea, forming considerable forests on the western declivity of the chain of lofty mountains which extend along the coast of the Black Sea. (Desc. Pinus)
Published in Descr. Pinus v.2 t.1 p.1 in 1824 and in ed.3 #5 in 1832.
This valuable tree was first raised in this country about fifteen years ago by Mr. Lee, from seeds communicated to him by Professor Pallas... The present Duke of Marlborough planted at White Knights, from sixty to seventy young plants of this species, which have now attained considerable size.
Basionym of Pinus nigra subsp. pallasiana (Lamb.) Holmboe.