Stone Pine (Pinus pinea)
[ Trees > Conifers > Pines . . . ] Forest Types: Various Mediterranean
by Michael Kuo
Habitat: In pure or mixed stands in sandy coastal areas; Mediterranean.
Stature: 40–100 feet high; to 3 feet in diameter; with a distinctive sparse and open, umbrella-like crown when mature.
Needles: In bundles of 2; 4–8 inches long; dark green.
Bark: When young orange and papery; at maturity very thick, with large plates that are reddish brown to orangish or nearly whitish; deeply fissured, with black between the plates.
Cones: 3–6 inches long; egg-shaped; lacking sharp prickles.
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Kuo, M. (2018, December). Stone pine (Pinus pinea). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/pinus_pinea.html