Pinus Pungens Tree Information

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Pinus Pungens grows in the following 10 states and provinces:

Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

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The Pinus Pungens is commonly known as the Hickory Pine, Mountain Pine, Prickly Pine as well as Table Mountain Pine.

The currently accepted scientific name of Table Mountain pine is Pinus pungens Lamb. . There are no recognized varieties or subspecies. Table Mountain pine hybridizes with pitch pine (P. rigida) and shortleaf pine (P. echinata) .

Table Mountain pine is widespread in the Blue Ridge and Valley-and-Ridge provinces of the Appalachian Mountains from central Pennsylvania to northern Georgia.  Outlying populations occur in monadnocks of the Piedmont region .

Table Mountain pine is dominant in the climax Table Mountain pine-heath community type .  The published classification listing Table Mountain pine as a dominant species in community types (cts) is presented below: Area                    Classification          Authority NC: Smoky Mtns.         forest veg. cts         Whittaker 1956

Some of the information provided here is attributed to:Carey, Jennifer H. 1992. Pinus pungens. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). , available at the USDA Fire Effects Information System (FEIS) website