Pinus pendula Aiton

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


Family: Pinaceae

Genus: Pinus

History: 

Published in Hort. Kew. 3: 369 in 1789. Published as P. pendula but now considered probably to be P. x pendula - see explanation under Larix x pendula.

Also published in Desc. Pinus 1: t.36 p.56 301 in 1803 (and in ed.3 #45 in 1832) - The first tree planted in this country was that which grew at Mill Hill in the gardens of the late Mr. Collinson, and which was the finest and largest tree I have ever seen, bearing great quantities of cones, with ripe seed, annually. It was from that tree I procured the specimen from which the plate was taken.

Basionym of Abies pendula (Aiton) Gordon. Tropicos considers this the accepted name.

Basionym of Larix x pendula (Aiton) Salisb. which Kew considers the accepted name.


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