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Pinaceae -- Pine family

    R. H. Brendemuehl

    Sand pine (Pinus clausa) is also known as scrub pine and spruce  pine. The majority of trees in natural sand pine stands of western  Florida, especially between Panama City and Pensacola, bear cones that  open when mature. These stands tend to be uneven-aged, somewhat open, with  abundant reproduction developing in the openings. Sand pine stands in  eastern and central Florida are generally dense and even-aged with a  majority of the trees bearing serotinous cones. Two geographic races have  been distinguished on the basis of cone characteristics: Ocala (var. clausa)  from northeastern to south Florida and Choctawhatchee (var. immuginata  D. B. Ward) in northwest Florida and Baldwin County, AL (25).

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R. H. Brendemuehl

Source: Silvics of North America

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