Spermatophyta: Gymnospermae: Pinales

Pinaceae - Pine family

Dallimore, W. & Jackson, A.B. (1966) A Handbook of the Coniferae and Ginkgoaceae Edward Arnold. London.

Description of the family

Trees or rarely shrubs, monoecious, usually evergreen, the wood resinous. Leaves linear, spirally arranged. Flowers arranged in cones. Male cones lateral with numerous scales, each bearing 2 pollen-sacs. Female cones lateral or ± terminal, woody, each scale bearing 2 ovules on the adaxial surface.

Worldwide: 12 genera and 220 species, Northern temperate zones south to Central America, West Indies, Sumatra and Java.

Mozambique: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

Pinus patula

Links to genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

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Pinus L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Pinaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Pinaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Pinaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Pinaceae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pinaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Pinaceae
Wikipedia: Pinaceae


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Family page: Pinaceae.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=172, retrieved 25 August 2019

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