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Pinaceae -- Pine family

    W. D. Boyer

    Longleaf pine (Pinus palustris), whose species name means "of  the marsh," has been locally referred to as longstraw, yellow,  southern yellow, swamp, hard or heart, pitch, and Georgia pine. In  presettlement times, this premier timber and naval stores tree grew in  extensive pure stands throughout the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plains. At  one time the longleaf pine forest may have occupied as much as 24 million  ha (60 million acres), although by 1985 less than 1.6 million ha (4  million acres) remained.

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W. D. Boyer

Source: Silvics of North America

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