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Young Conifer

Observed: 3rd June 2013 By: breanobreano’s reputation in Plantsbreano’s reputation in Plantsbreano’s reputation in Plants
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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Black Pine (Pinus nigra) interacts

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Rachy Ramone's picture

Funny you should say that...

...as I nearly added a comment saying "looks like P. nigra but can't say if var.nigra (most likely, based on background trees) or var. maritima" but I chickened out, as the buds looked wrong.

P. nigra (both var mentioned)have buds which are completely different from those shown here - they have a sharp, abrupt point, and scurfy reflexed scales.

Monterey pines have long thin cylindrical buds like those shown here, but they have needles in 3s, whereas this does look rather like a 2-needle pine.

Rachy Ramone

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