Identification: Pine cone ID

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  1. davallia

    davallia Active Member

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    These cones were under a Pinus bungeana. There’s a Pinus maximartinezii next to them. These trees had no cones on the tree to be able to match. The only other pine semi-close was Pinus brutia ssp eldarica – this tree had cones on it and these pix don’t match it at all. Any help in ID greatly appreciated.

    Cone A: Symmetric; with prickle; 4.5 mm x 3.0 mm

    Cone B: Asymmetric; 6.5mm x 2.5mm

    Cone C: Asymmetric; 8.5mm x 4.5mm
     

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  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Cone A: Pinus bungeana, very old (weathered) cone

    Cones B & C: Pinus pinaster, smaller than average, but typical scale structure.

    Presuming you mean cm, not mm!
     
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    Thank you so much, and yes - cm, not mm. Am very happy re P. bungeana
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Pinus bungeana is usually a fairly prolific cone-producer; you should be able to get a better one before too long ;-)
     
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    Thank yu for that info - I'll go back in a couple of weeks.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    By "before too long", I meant "in the next few years" not "next few weeks" ;-)
     
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    OK - thanks for the info - much appreciated
     

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