Phys. Beschr. Canar. Ins. 159 (1825) APNI
Establishment means:Sparingly established
Tree to 30 m tall. Bark reddish-brown, thick, partially shedding in round scales. Winter buds 15–40 mm long, not resinous; scales deciduous, deeply fringed and recurved. Leaves in clusters of 3, 15–30 mm long, glossy, subglaucous when young, becoming pale green. Female cones solitary, shortly stalked, pendulous, dull brown, narrowly conical to cylindrical, 10–22 cm long, persistent; exposed portion of scale rounded with prominent dorsal point. Seed with a well-developed wing.
*CVU, *DunT, *GipP, *Gold, *VRiv. Also naturalised WA, SA. Native to Canary Island.
Grown as an ornamental tree and occasionally escaping cultivation in Victoria.
Plants with small cones and finer, glaucous leaves collected near Castlemaine are apparently just an unusual form of this species. These plants occur near an exotic garden and may possibly be offspring of a horticultural dwarf variety or of hybrid origin.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||introduced|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|