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Pinus rigida
(pitch pine)

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Pinus rigida (pitch pine)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Pinus rigida
  • Preferred Common Name
  • pitch pine
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Gymnospermae
  •         Class: Pinopsida
  • Uses List
  • Agroforestry
  • Charcoal
  • Essential oils
  • Gum/resin
  • Revegetation

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Pictures

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Mature stand of pitch pine (Pinus rigida) and scrub oak at 50 years of age.  Pitch pine in centre of picture is ca. 18 m in height. Shawnee National Forest, Ohio, USA.
TitlePitch pine and scrub oak stand
CaptionMature stand of pitch pine (Pinus rigida) and scrub oak at 50 years of age. Pitch pine in centre of picture is ca. 18 m in height. Shawnee National Forest, Ohio, USA.
CopyrightRaymond Guries
Mature stand of pitch pine (Pinus rigida) and scrub oak at 50 years of age.  Pitch pine in centre of picture is ca. 18 m in height. Shawnee National Forest, Ohio, USA.
Pitch pine and scrub oak standMature stand of pitch pine (Pinus rigida) and scrub oak at 50 years of age. Pitch pine in centre of picture is ca. 18 m in height. Shawnee National Forest, Ohio, USA.Raymond Guries
Windswept form of Pinus rigida at 40 years of age.  Trees on ridge are ca. 5 m in height.  Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts, USA.
TitleWindswept habit
CaptionWindswept form of Pinus rigida at 40 years of age. Trees on ridge are ca. 5 m in height. Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts, USA.
CopyrightRaymond Guries
Windswept form of Pinus rigida at 40 years of age.  Trees on ridge are ca. 5 m in height.  Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts, USA.
Windswept habitWindswept form of Pinus rigida at 40 years of age. Trees on ridge are ca. 5 m in height. Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts, USA.Raymond Guries

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Pinus rigida Mill.

Preferred Common Name

  • pitch pine

International Common Names

  • French: pin rigide

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Pech- Kiefer; Pechkiefer
  • Italy: pino rigido
  • Netherlands: doornden; pekpijn

EPPO code

  • PIURI (Pinus rigida)

Trade name

  • northern pine

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Gymnospermae
  •                 Class: Pinopsida
  •                     Family: Pinaceae
  •                         Genus: Pinus
  •                             Species: Pinus rigida

Uses List

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Environmental

  • Agroforestry
  • Revegetation

Fuels

  • Charcoal

Materials

  • Essential oils
  • Gum/resin
  • Miscellaneous materials
  • Wood/timber

Wood Products

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Boats

Charcoal

Containers

  • Crates
  • Pallets

Railway sleepers

Roundwood

  • Pit props
  • Posts

Sawn or hewn building timbers

  • Flooring
  • For light construction

Wood extractives (including oil)