Taxon  Report   6511    
Pinus contorta  Loudon  ssp. murrayana  (Grev. & Balf.) Critchf.
Lodgepole pine,  Tamarack
Pinus contorta ssp. murrayana
© 2009 Neal Kramer
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Pinus contorta ssp. murrayana
© 2010 Keir Morse
Pinus contorta ssp. murrayana
© 2010 Keir Morse
Pinus contorta ssp. murrayana, a gymnosperm, is a tree that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Pinus contorta ssp. murrayana
© 2018 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Family: PINACEAE  
Genus: Pinus
Parent: Pinus contorta
Communities: Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Pinus contorta var. murrayana

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Pinus contorta var. murrayana
More information about  Pinus contorta ssp. murrayana
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).