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Taxon: Pinus rigida Mill.

Genus: Pinus subgenus: Pinus section: Trifoliae subsection: Australes
Family: Pinaceae
Nomen number: 28537
Place of publication: Gard. dict. ed. 8: Pinus no. 10. 1768
Name verified on: 13-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 30-Sep-2008
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA).
Accessions: 12 in National Plant Germplasm System.

Common names:

  • northern pitch pine   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – English
  • pitch pine   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • gang song   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • Pechkiefer   (Source: Zander ed14 ) – German
  • pino rigido   (Source: Mult Glossary Trees ) – Italian
  • rigida-matsu   (Source: F Korea ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • rigidasonamu   (Source: F Korea ) – Transcribed Korean
  • styvbarrig tall   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Materials: fiber   (for wood pulp fide AH 519)
  • Materials: wood   (for wood pulp fide AH 519)

Distributional range:

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



Check other web resources for Pinus rigida Mill.:


  • 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: (27 March 2015)

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