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Pinaceae

Pine trees and relatives

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Containing group: Conifers

Other Names for Pinaceae

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Scientific Name Tsuga mertensiana
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Mountain Hemlock
Source Collection Flickr
Image Use creative commons This media file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License - Version 2.0.
Copyright © 2008 wanderflechten
Scientific Name Pinus ponderosa
Location South Platte Ranger District, Colorado, USA
Comments ponderosa pine trees covered with rime (an icy or frosty coating on foliage)
Acknowledgements Photograph courtesy InsectImages.org (#1207094)
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Collection Bugwood Network/Forestry Images
Copyright © Dave Powell, USDA Forest Service
Scientific Name Abies concolor
Comments white fir, old tree showing characteristic mature-tree form
Acknowledgements Photograph courtesy InsectImages.org (#1210012)
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Collection Bugwood Network/Forestry Images
Copyright © Dave Powell, USDA Forest Service
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Tree of Life Web Project. 1996. Pinaceae. Pine trees and relatives. Version 01 January 1996 (temporary). http://tolweb.org/Pinaceae/21624/1996.01.01 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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