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Taxon: Pinus contorta Douglas ex Loudon

Genus: Pinus subgenus: Pinus section: Trifoliae subsection: Contortae
Family: Pinaceae
Nomen number: 28435
Place of publication: Arbor. frutic. brit. 4:2292, figs. 2210-2211. 1838
Name verified on: 25-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 30-Sep-2008
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA).
Accessions: 4 in National Plant Germplasm System.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • Bolander pine   (Source: F CalifJep [as P. contorta subsp. bolanderi]) – English   [Pinus contorta var. bolanderi]
  • contorta pine   (Source: F NZeal ) – English
  • lodgepole pine   (Source: AH 519 ) – English   [Pinus contorta var. latifolia]
  • lodgepole pine   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • shore pine   (Source: AH 519 ) – English   [Pinus contorta var. contorta]
  • Sierra lodgepole pine   (Source: F NAmer ) – English   [Pinus contorta var. murrayana]
  • twisted pine   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • pin tordu   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – French
  • Drehkiefer   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – German
  • pino contorto   (Source: Mult Glossary Trees ) – Italian
  • kontoruta-matsu   (Source: Pl Names ) – Japanese Rōmaji

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Subarctic America: Canada - Northwest Territory [s.w.], Yukon Territory
    Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan [s.w.]
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - South Dakota [w.]
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California, Nevada [w.], Utah
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja Norte [n.]

    Australia: Australia [s.e.]
    New Zealand: New Zealand




Check other web resources for Pinus contorta Douglas ex Loudon:


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  • 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: (10 October 2015)

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