Pinus caribaea Morelet, Rev. Hort. Côte d’Or 1: 107 1851. ;
West Indies: Bahamas, Turks-Caicos Islands, W Cuba (including Isla de la
Juventud [Isla de Pinos]); Mexico (S Quintana Roo); N Guatemala; Belize;
Honduras (including Islas de la Baha); Nicaragua as per Catalogue of Life;
The Caribbean pine, Pinus caribaea, is a hard pine, native to Central America, Cuba, the Bahamas, and the Turks and Caicos Islands. It belongs to Australes Subsection in Pinus Subgenus. It inhabits tropical and subtropical coniferous forests, which include both lowland savannas and montane forests. Wildfire plays a major role limiting the range of this species, but it has been reported that this tree regenerates quickly and aggressively, replacing latifoliate trees. In zones not subject to periodic fires, the succession continues and a tropical forest thrives. It has been widely cultivated outside its natural range, and introduced populations can be found nowadays in Jamaica, Colombia, South Africa or China.
(From Wikipedia on 8.12.13)
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This species has 3 variants
Pinus – Type genus of the Pinaceae: large genus of true pines
Regional Name – Soochiparni [ Kannada ]
Bakkala Botanical Gardens
Sirsi, Uttara Kannada Dist.
25 Jun 2009
Related information, description and taxonomic key for Pinus caribaea
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