Taxon  Report   6517 
Pinus longaeva  D. K. Bailey
Foxtail pine,  Great basin bristlecone pine, Hickory pine
Pinus longaeva
© 2018 Bill Schmidt
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Pinus longaeva
© 2003 Christopher L. Christie
Pinus longaeva
© Potts 2001 California Academy of Sciences
Pinus longaeva, a gymnosperm, is a tree that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
formerly Pinus aristata
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Pinus longaeva
© 2003 Christopher L. Christie
Family: PINACEAE  
Genus: Pinus
Subalpine Forest, Bristle-cone Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Pinus aristata var. longaeva
CNPS: Pinus aristata
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This plant is available commercially.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: May 20, 2018).

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