The Pinus Echinata
is commonly known as Arkansas Soft Pine
, Old Field Pine
, Shortleaf Pine
, Shortleaf Yellow Pine
, Shortstraw Pine
, Southern Yellow Pine
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Shortleaf pine has the widest geographic range of any pine in the
southeastern United States [24
]. It grows in the Atlantic Coast States
from southeastern New York to northern Florida; throughout the Gulf
States; and inland to western Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern
Illinois, southern Missouri, eastern Oklahoma, and eastern Texas
]. Arkansas contains more shortleaf pine than any other state
The currently accepted scientific name of shortleaf pine is Pinus
echinata Mill. [24
]. There are no recognized varieties or subspecies.
Shortleaf pine hybridizes with loblolly pine (P. taeda), pitch pine (P.
rigida), pond pine (P. serotina), and spruce pine (P. glabra) [24
Shortleaf pine is dominant in several seral communities. The
published classifications listing shortleaf pine as a dominant species
in community types (cts) are presented below:
Area Classification Authority
se US gen. forest cts Waggoner 1975
se US gen. forest cts Sheffield and
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Much of the information presented here is attributed to:
Carey, Jennifer H. 1992. Pinus echinata. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online].
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service,
Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). Available at USDA Forest Service.