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Maritime Pine Pinus pinaster (Pinaceae) HEIGHT to 32m <br />
Has a sturdy, slightly tapering bole, often curved in exposed coastal areas, the crown fairly open, reflecting curve of bole. BARK Yellowish-brown, breaking into rectangular flakes. LEAVES Needles, the longest and thickest of any 2-needle pine. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Male flowers yellow and ovoid, in clusters near shoot tips. Female cones ovoid, red at first, in small clusters, ripening conical and woody with a greenish-brown gloss. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of SW Atlantic coasts of Europe and Mediterranean. Grows well on poor sandy soils, often on heaths and near coasts.
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Maritime Pine Pinus pinaster (Pinaceae) HEIGHT to 32m
Has a sturdy, slightly tapering bole, often curved in exposed coastal areas, the crown fairly open, reflecting curve of bole. BARK Yellowish-brown, breaking into rectangular flakes. LEAVES Needles, the longest and thickest of any 2-needle pine. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Male flowers yellow and ovoid, in clusters near shoot tips. Female cones ovoid, red at first, in small clusters, ripening conical and woody with a greenish-brown gloss. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of SW Atlantic coasts of Europe and Mediterranean. Grows well on poor sandy soils, often on heaths and near coasts.

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Date: 3 Jul 2013
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