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Pinus palustris

AuthorityMill.
FamilyPinopsida:Pinaceae
SynonymsPinus australis Michx.
Common nameslongleaf pine, fat pine, fatwood pine, Florida pine, heart pine, broom pine, long-straw pine, pinheiro da Florida
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Ecocrop code2542



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BRIEF DESCRIPTION A medium sized, light crowned, evergreen tree reaching a height of 25-40 m. USES An oil is obtained from the bark and used as a herbicide and desinfectant, in soaps, insecticides, deodorants, polishes, and in perfumery-grade terpineol, anethole, fenchone, and camphor, and in turpentine and rosin. Its timber are used for construction, boat building, and boxes but has a problem with resin checks. Roundwood is used for transmission poles, fence posts, longfiber pulp, fuel and charcoal. It produces a resin. It is also planted as an ornamental and for shelter, and erosion control. KILLING T Moderately frost resistant. GROWING PERIOD Perennial. COMMON NAMES Longleaf pine. FURTHER INF Scientific synonym: P. australis. Longleaf pine can be found at elevations from sea level to 1500 m. The tree occur naturally within the latitudinal range of 27-36°N. It is windfirm and relatively fire-resistant. Annual wood production potential is 6-12 m3/ha.
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Webb D 1984 pp 222 [RAIN, TEMP, TEXT, PH, DRA, LIG, KTMP, USE]
INSPIRE species 139 [RAIN, TEMP, TEXT, PH, DRA, LIG, KTMP, USE]
Roecklein J 1987 pp 97 [USE, LIG, TEXT, RAIN, KTMP, TEMP, DEP]