Bull. Soc. Hist. Nat. Afrique N. 19: 66 (1928) APNI
Tree up to 40 m tall or more. Bark rough, greyish-brown to dark brown; winter buds 12–25 mm long, resinous; scales persistent, fringed, appressed. Leaves in pairs, 10–15 cm long, dark green. Female cones solitary or in clusters, subsessile, yellowish-brown, ovoid-conic, 3–8 cm long, deciduous; exposed portion of scale angular but slightly rounded, with truncate basal protuberance. Seed with a well-developed wing.
*CVU, *GipP, *Gold, *OtP, *VVP, *WaP. Also naturalised SA. Native to France (Corsica), Italy (Calabria, Sicily). This pine sometimes escapes into eucalypt forest from Victorian plantations.
Subsp. laricio differs from subsp. nigra in being more sparsely branched, with more flexible, narrow leaves which are less persistent (rarely lasting longer than three years).
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||naturalised|