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Taxon: Pinus aristata Engelm.

Genus: Pinus subgenus: Strobus section: Parrya subsection: Balfourianae
Family: Pinaceae
Nomen number: 100545
Place of publication: Parry & Engelmann, Amer. J. Sci. Arts ser. 2, 34:331. 1862
Name verified on: 12-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 30-Sep-2008
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA).


Common names:

  • bristlecone pine   (Source: Trees US ) – English
  • Colorado bristlecone pine   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • Rocky Mountain bristlecone pine   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • pin aristé   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – French
  • Grannenkiefer   (Source: Zander ed14 ) – German
  • pino aristato   (Source: Mult Glossary Trees ) – Italian
  • bāsutorukōn-matsu   (Source: Pl Names ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • rävsvanstall   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Materials: wood   (a mine timber fide AH 519)

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)



Check other web resources for Pinus aristata Engelm.:


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (05 October 2015)

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