Calflora
Taxon  Report   6510    
Pinus contorta  Loudon  ssp. contorta 
Shore pine
Pinus contorta ssp. contorta
© 2012 Aaron Arthur
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Pinus contorta ssp. contorta
© 1995 Saint Mary's College of California
Pinus contorta ssp. contorta, 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 contorta ssp. contorta
© 2007 Ellen Tatum
Family: PINACEAE  
Genus: Pinus
Parent: Pinus contorta
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Pinus contorta var. contorta

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Pinus contorta var. contorta
ICPN: Pinus tenuis
More information about  Pinus contorta ssp. contorta
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (PICOC)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).