Table Mountain Pine (Pinus pungens)
[ Trees > Conifers > Pines . . . ] Forest Type: Mixed Appalachian
by Michael Kuo
Habitat: Scattered at higher elevations in the Appalachian Mountains, especially on dry and rocky slopes and ridges; usually mixed with other trees but occasionally growing in pure stands.
Stature: 20-60 feet high; trunk to 1.5 feet in diameter; with an irregular crown.
Needles: In bundles of 2 (rarely 3); 1-2.5 inches long; dark blue-green; stiff and sharp; twisted.
Bark: Light to dark brown; broken into plates.
Cones: 2.5-3.5 inches long; oblong; scales thick, tipped with long, hooked prickles.
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Kuo, M. (2010, November). Table Mountain pine (Pinus pungens). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/pinus_pungens.html