Taxon: Pinus patula Schltdl. & Cham.

Genus: Pinus
Subgenus: Pinus
Section: Trifoliae
Subsection: Australes
Family: Pinaceae
Nomen number: 28521
Place of publication: Linnaea 6:354. 1831
Link to protologue:
Comment: authorship verified from original literature (fide K. N. Gandhi, pers. comm. via e-mail on 11 Jun 2011)
Name Verified on: 13-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 10-May-2012
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Materials: wood (timber fide Ency WTimber; F Neotrop 75:163. 1997; Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Weed: (fide Invasive Pl Spec; Weeds SAfr 2001)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico Tamaulipas
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico Chiapas, Federal District, Hidalgo, Mexico, Morelos, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Tlaxcala, Veracruz

  • Naturalized

  • Africa

    • Southern Africa: South Africa
    • Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar
  • Australasia

    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States Hawaii

  • Cultivated


  • PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  • Boutelje, J. B. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature. 1980 (Ency WTimber)
  • Farjon, A. & B. T. Styles 1997. Pinus (Pinaceae) Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 75:160.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Henderson, L. Alien weeds and invasive plants: a complete guide to declared weeds and invaders in South Africa. Plant Protection Research Institute, Handbook 12. 2001 (Weeds SAfr 2001)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Krüssmann, G. Manual of cultivated conifers (English translation of Die Nadelgeholze, ed. 2. 1983). 1985 (KrussmannC)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. (F NGalicia)
  • 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. 8:368.
  • Soerianegara, I. & R. H. M. J. Lemmens, eds. 1993. Timber trees: major commercial timbers (Pl Res SEAs) 5(1):357.
  • Weber, E. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds. 2003 (Invasive Pl Spec)

Check other web resources for Pinus patula Schltdl. & Cham. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image