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Taxon: Pinus ponderosa P. Lawson & C. Lawson

Genus: Pinus subgenus: Pinus section: Trifoliae subsection: Ponderosae
Family: Pinaceae
Nomen number: 28530
Place of publication: Agric. Man. 354. 1836
Comment: authorship verified from original literature
Name verified on: 18-Apr-2000 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 30-Sep-2008
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA).
Accessions: 406 in National Plant Germplasm System.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • central high plains ponderosa pine   (Source: Res Pap PSW USFS ) – English   [Pinus ponderosa subsp. readiana]
  • Columbia ponderosa pine   (Source: Res Pap PSW USFS ) – English   [Pinus ponderosa subsp. ponderosa]
  • Pacific ponderosa pine   (Source: Res Pap PSW USFS [as P. ponderosa subsp. critchfieldiana]) – English   [Pinus ponderosa subsp. benthamiana]
  • ponderosa pine   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • Rocky Mountain ponderosa pine   (Source: F NAmer ) – English   [Pinus ponderosa subsp. scopulorum]
  • Rocky Mountains ponderosa pine   (Source: Res Pap PSW USFS ) – English   [Pinus ponderosa subsp. scopulorum]
  • western yellow pine   (Source: Trees US ) – English
  • yellow pine   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • xi huang song   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • pin à bois lourd   (Source: HerbSpices ) – French
  • pin jaune du Nouveau Monde   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – French   [Pinus ponderosa subsp. ponderosa]
  • pitchpin à bois lourd   (Source: HerbSpices ) – French
  • Gelbkiefer   (Source: Zander ed14 ) – German
  • pino giallo   (Source: Mult Glossary Trees ) – Italian
  • pinabete   (Source: HerbSpices ) – Spanish
  • pino real   (Source: F NAmer ) – Spanish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

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


  • Boutelje, J. B. 1980. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature.
  • Cooper, M. R. & A. W. Johnson. 1998. Poisonous plants and fungi in Britain: animal and human poisoning. [poisonous].
  • Craker, L. E. & J. E. Simon, eds. 1986–1987. Herbs, spices, and medicinal plants, 2 vols.
  • Cronquist, A. et al. 1972–. Intermountain flora. [lists as P. ponderosa Lawson].
  • Encke, F. et al. 1993. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage.
  • Englert, J. M. et al. 2002. USDA-NRCS Improved conservation plant materials released by NRCS and cooperators.
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America. [lists as P. ponderosa Douglas ex P. Lawson & Lawson].
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  • International Seed Testing Association. 1971. A Multilingual Glossary of Common Plant-Names 2. Trees.
  • Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. [lists as P. ponderosa P. Lawson & Lawson].
  • Kingsbury, J. M. 1964. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. [poisonous].
  • Lauria, F. 1996. The identity of Pinus ponderosa Douglas ex C. Lawson (Pinaceae). Linzer Biol. Beitr. 28:99–1052.
  • Little, E. L., Jr. 1978. Important forest trees of the United States.
  • Little, E. L., Jr. 1979. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541. [lists as P. ponderosa Douglas ex Lawson].
  • Munro, D. B. Canadian poisonous plants information system (on-line resource).
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Silba, J. 1986. Encyclopaedia Coniferae. Phytologia Mem. 8:158.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).


Check other web resources for Pinus ponderosa P. Lawson & C. Lawson:


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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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