†Pinus nigra subsp. salzmannii at Cathays Cemetery

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Pinus nigra subsp. salzmannii
mid March 2021

Grid reference ST 17999 78333
Common name Pyrenean pine
Common name Corsican pine
Common name Salzmann's pine
Origin Pyrenees, Iberia, N. Africa
Deciduous No
Map section S
Height 12M March 2021
Girth 205cm March 2021
Reference 647

†This tree has not been fully identified. It might be a Pinus nigra austriaca with an unusual habit.

This tree is in the southern section about 50M from the entrance beside Cathays Library.

It is a two-needle pine. Needles measured 8 to 13cm long and just over 1mm wide. They are not prickle-tipped. A cone measured 5.5cm long and 27mm at its broadest.

Pinus nigra subsp. salzmannii bark

Pinus nigra subsp. salzmannii bark
mid March 2021

Pinus nigra subsp. salzmannii crown

Pinus nigra subsp. salzmannii crown
mid March 2021

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Pinus nigra subsp. salzmannii foliage
mid March 2021

Pinus nigra subsp. salzmannii flower

Pinus nigra subsp. salzmannii male flowers
mid March 2021

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Pinus nigra subsp. salzmannii cone
mid March 2021

Pinus nigra subsp. salzmannii strobili1

Pinus nigra subsp. salzmannii female strobili
early May 2021

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Pinus nigra subsp. salzmannii female strobili
early May 2021

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Pinus nigra subsp. salzmannii female strobili
early May 2021

General tree description

Pinus nigra subsp. salzmannii is a subspecies of the Black pine, Pinus nigra. It is a medium-sized tree and smaller than the other black pines, reaching up to 25 metres tall. Its stem starts straight but becomes forked and deformed, making a low, broad crown. The branches spread outward in maturity and the foliage droops at the lower extremities. The bark is light brown, fissured with scaly plates. The leaves are slender needles in pairs, grey-green, blunt tipped, 8 to 16cm long and 1 to 1.3mm wide. They are longer and more flexible than those of other black pine subspecies. The cones are 4 to 6cm long, purplish brown, with flat scales.