Calflora
Taxon  Report   6515    
Pinus jeffreyi  Grev. & Balf.
Jeffrey pine
Pinus jeffreyi, a gymnosperm, is a tree that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
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Bloom Period
Family: PINACEAE  
Genus: Pinus

Ultramafic affinity: 2.7; (strong indicator)

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Pinus ponderosa ssp. jeffreyi
More information about  Pinus jeffreyi
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (PIJE)

Vanilla scent:  The scent of Pinus jeffreyi is variously described as reminiscent of vanilla, lemon, pineapple, violets, apple,[7] and, quite commonly, butterscotch;[8] This scent may be sampled by breaking off a shoot or some needles, or by simply smelling the resin's scent in between the plates of the bark. This scent is related to the very unusual composition of the resin, with the volatile component made up almost entirely of pure n-heptane. (contributed by Cynthia Powell)


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Aug 11, 2020).