Pinus taiwanensis

(Pinus taiwanensis)

Description

Pinus taiwanensis, the Taiwan red pine, is a species of conifer in the Pinaceae family. It is found only in Taiwan. It is a close relative of Pinus luchuensis of Japan and Pinus hwangshanensis of China, sometimes considered as a subspecies of the former. Sometimes Pinus hwangshanensis from China are also referred to as P. taiwanensis. Taiwan red pine is a large tree, with a straight trunk up to 35 m (115 ft) tall and 80 cm (2.6 ft) in diameter. Needles are in bundles of two. Cones are 6–7 cm (2.4–2.8 in) long. It is a common species in the Central Mountain Range at altitudes of 750–3,000 m (2,500–9,800 ft), often in pure stands.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum:
Class: Pinopsida
Order:Pinales
Family:Pinaceae
Genus:Pinus
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