Skip Navigation

Go
Species Search:
FieldGuidesthreatened and/or endangered search resultsthreatened and/or endangered

previous  | next

Spruce Pine Pinus glabra

 


Get Our Newsletters

 

Advanced Search

Alternate name: Cedar Pine, Walter Pine

Family: Pinaceae, Pine view all from this family



Description Medium-sized, straight growing conifer. Needles dark green, bundles of two, 4-10 cm. long. Bark thin, gray, smooth on young trees, later developing ridges, with flat plates on the lower trunk. Upper branches and trunks maintain smoother bark. Branches droopy. Cones, reddish brown, small, slender 4-6 cm. long. Scales have weak prickles that shed.


Dimensions Height: 24-27 m. (80-90 ft.)
Diameter: 0.6-0.8 m. (2-2 1/2 ft.).


Habitat Swamps (fresh & salt), Watersides (fresh).


Range Southeast, Florida.


Discussion Pinus glabra differs markedly from other pines in that it does not occur in largely pure pine forests; typically found as scattered trees in moist woodland habitats in mixed hardwood forest. It has adapted greater shade tolerance than most other pines.


 

 

 

2007 eNature.com