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Pinus pseudostrobus

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Pinus pseudostrobus

Pinus pseudostrobus
var. apulcensis in cultivation
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Pinaceae
Genus: Pinus
Species: P. pseudostrobus
Binomial name
Pinus pseudostrobus
Natural range of Pinus pseudostrobus

Pinus pseudostrobus, known in English as the smooth-bark Mexican pine and in Spanish as chamite or pacingo, is a tree endemic to Mexico.

It is 8 to 25 m tall, dense and round top, the bark is brown and fissured and smooth when young. It grows between 1300–3250 m. From 26° to 15° north latitude, from Sinaloa, Mexico to El Salvador and Honduras. It occurs within a rainfalls regime mostly in summer. A stand of about 15 fully mature Mexican pines is in Imperial County, California, at the Palo Verde County Park, in a narrow strip of land between Hwy 78 and the Colorado River.

It has been introduced in New Zealand near sea level and has done well.


  • Conifer Specialist Group 1998. Pinus pseudostrobus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 10 July 2007.

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