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Pinaceae -- Pine family

    James E. Lotan and William B. Critchfield

    Lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) is a two-needled pine of the  subgenus Pinus. The species has been divided geographically into  four varieties: P. contorta var. contorta, the coastal  form known as shore pine, coast pine, or beach pine; P. contorta var.  bolanderi, a Mendocino County White Plains form in California  called Bolander pine; P. contorta var. murrayana in the  Sierra Nevada, called Sierra lodgepole pine or tamarack pine; and P.  contorta var. latifolia, the inland form often referred to as  Rocky Mountain lodgepole pine or black pine. Although the coastal form  grows mainly between sea level and 610 m (2,000 ft), the inland form is  found from 490 to 3660 m (1,600 to 12,000 ft).


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James E. Lotan

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