Taxon: Pinus cembroides Zucc.

Genus: Pinus
  Subgenus: Strobus
    Section: Parrya
      Subsection: Cembroides
Family: Pinaceae
Nomen number: 28430
Place of publication: Abh. Math.-Phys. Cl. Königl. Bayer. Akad. Wiss. 1:392. 1832
Name Verified on: 12-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 30-Sep-2008
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: seeds (fide Pinus MexCAmer)
  • Fuels: fuelwood (fide A. Farjon, pers. comm. 1996)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Chihuahua, - Coahuila, - Durango, - Nuevo Leon, - San Luis Potosi, - Sonora, - Tamaulipas, - Zacatecas, - Baja Sur
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Aguascalientes, - Guanajuato, - Hidalgo, - Jalisco, - Mexico, - Puebla, - Queretaro, - Tlaxcala, - Veracruz, - Federal District


  • Bailey, D. K. 1983. A new allopatric segregate from and a new combination in Pinus cembroides Zucc. at its southern limits (Phytologia) 54:89-100.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  • Farjon, A. Pines, drawings and descriptions of the genus Pinus. 1984 (Pines)
  • Farjon, A. & B. T. Styles 1997. Pinus (Pinaceae) Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 75:231.
  • Flores-Rentería, L. et al. 2013. Genetic, morphological, geographical and ecological approaches reveal phylogenetic relationships in complex groups, an example of recently diverged pinyon pine species (subsection Cembroides) Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 69:940-949.
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • International Seed Testing Association A Multilingual Glossary of Common Plant-Names 2. Trees. 1971 (Mult Glossary Trees)
  • Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 1994 (L US Can ed2)
  • Krüssmann, G. Manual of cultivated conifers (English translation of Die Nadelgeholze, ed. 2. 1983). 1985 (KrussmannC)
  • Little, E. L., Jr. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541. 1979 (Trees US)
  • Perry, J. P., Jr. The pines of Mexico and Central America. 1991 (Pines Mex CAmer)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Silba, J. 1986. Encyclopaedia Coniferae Phytologia Mem. 8:135.

Check other web resources for Pinus cembroides Zucc. :


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image