Taxon  Report   6521    
Pinus ponderosa  Douglas ex Lawson & C. Lawson
Bull pine,  Pitch pine, Ponderosa pine, Silver pine, Western yellow pine
Pinus ponderosa
© 2010 Keir Morse
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Pinus ponderosa
© 2018 David popp
Pinus ponderosa
© 2018 Cynthia Powell
Pinus ponderosa, 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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Pinus ponderosa
© 2018 David popp
Family: PINACEAE  
Genus: Pinus
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Pinus ponderosa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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: Dec 15, 2018).