Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

Pinus pungens
Table mountain pine
Taxonomy

Synonyms:

Subspecific taxa:

Classification:

Other taxonomic & nomenclature sources: USDA PlantsITISThe Plant ListIPNI

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Species Distribution
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County Map Legend
Absent:
Not known from county
Medium confidence:
Medium or unknown confidence;
often old records or unverifiable observations
Medium-high confidence:
Often observations by expert botanists
High confidence:
Often vouchered herbarium records
Planted / introduced:
Native species introduced outside historic range,
or only in planted locations within county (e.g., restorations)
Historic / extirpated:
Only historic records for the species; likely extirpated
(Note that this category is not yet functional)

North American distribution maps for this species: FLNAUSDA PlantsBONAPBISON

Collection & Observation Phenology [?]

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Collection & Observation Timeline [?]

Species Status

Status/Listing: No Information

Notes:

Origin: North America

Species Description

General: Conifer, perennial

Roots: primary

Shoots: simple leaf type; entire leaf margin; needle-shaped leaf shape

Inflorescence: no

Flowers: unisexual, monoecious

Fruit: no

Physiology: autotrophic; C3 C02 fixation

Ecology & Natural History

Habitat:

ILPIN Notes: This is an aggressive grower, can be used advantageously in controlling soil erosion on steep, barren slopes. Species is rarely encountered as an introduction. Cones mature in second autumn. Species is found east and south of Illinois. Needles are in 2's, sometimes in 3's, dark bluish green, stiff, usually twisted; cones are broadly ovoid, scales with strong, hooked spine. Typically this is a tree of poor soil.

Functional Relationships:

  • Pollinators insects (wind)

Human Relationships:

  • Edibility [?] :
  • Showy Flowers:

Wildlife and Livestock Information:

  • Food Value:
  • Cover Value: small non-game bird: good; small mammals: good

Coefficient of Conservatism (C-value) [?] :

  • Entire State:
  • Chicago Area:

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