Pinus sabiniana Douglas

Digger Pine

Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 16: 749 (1833) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Tree to 20 m tall, often forked. Bark dark brown, deeply furrowed. Winter buds c. 10 mm long, resinous; scales fringed. Leaves in clusters of 3, 20–35 cm long, grey-green. Female cones solitary, stalked, pendulous, dull brown, resinous, ovoid, 15–25 cm long, persistent; exposed portion of scale with prominent, long upcurved claw. Seed with a well-developed wing.

*Gold. Native to California, USA. Grown as an ornamental tree in Victoria, where some plants have apparently escaped from the Castlemaine Botanic Gardens.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2014-07-15
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-05-03
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
class Pinopsida
order Pinales
family Pinaceae
genus Pinus
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Pinus sabiniana in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pinus sabiniana in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present cultivated
Goldfields present naturalised

State distribution

Distribution map
South Australia
New South Wales