Taxon: Pinus monophylla Torr. & Frem.

Genus: Pinus
  Subgenus: Strobus
    Section: Parrya
      Subsection: Cembroides
Family: Pinaceae
Nomen number: 316782
Place of publication: J. C. Frémont, Rep. exped. Rocky Mts. 319, t. 4. 1843
Name Verified on: 27-Apr-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 05-Jan-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • one-leaf pinyon  (Source: Zander ed17) - English
  • single-leaf pinyon  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • einnadlige Weymouthskiefer  (Source: Zander ed17) - German
  • piñón  (Source: F NAmer) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: seeds (fide F Utah ed2; F Neotrop 75:250. 1997)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja Norte
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Idaho
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, - California, - Nevada, - Utah


  • Cronquist, A. et al. Intermountain flora. 1972- (Intermt F)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  • 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. 75:247.
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. 1993 (F CalifJep)
  • Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 1994 (L US Can ed2)
  • Little, E. L., Jr. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541. 1979 (Trees US)
  • Moerman, D. Native American ethnobotany, ed. 5. 1998 (Nat Amer Ethnobot)
  • 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. 8:150.
  • Welsh, S. L. et al. A Utah flora. 1993 (F Utah ed2)

Check other web resources for Pinus monophylla Torr. & Frem. :


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image