Southwestern White Pine Tree Information

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Southwestern White Pine grows in the following 5 states and provinces:

Arizona, Colorado, Maine, New Mexico, Texas

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The Pinus Strobiformis is commonly known as the Border Limber Pine, Border White Pine, Mexican White Pine, Pino Enano as well as Southwestern White Pine.

The currently accepted scientific name of southwestern white pine is Pinus strobiformis Engelm. . There are no recognized subspecies, varieties, or forms. Southwestern white pine hybridizes with limber pine (P. flexilis James) where their ranges overlap .

Southwestern white pine has a limited distribution. It is found in the mountains of western Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and southwestern Colorado . It extends south along the mountains to central Mexico; most of its distribution is in Mexico .

Southwestern white pine normally occurs in low densities in southwestern pine, mixed-conifer, and spruce-fir forests . It occurs as an associate in habitat type series of the major conifers in these forests . Southwestern white pine infrequently forms small pure stands; it is most likely to be dominant in high-elevation, cool habitats . Southwestern white pine may be present as a minor component in riparian community types in south-central Arizona and in the montane riparian woodland zone of southwestern Colorado . Southwestern white pine is listed as an indicator species in the following publications: (1) Classification of the forest vegetation on the National Forests of Arizona and New Mexico (2) A classification of forest habitat types of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado (3) Forest habitat types in the Apache, Gila, and part of the Cibola National Forests, Arizona and New Mexico (4) Forest and woodland habitat types (plant associations) of northern New Mexico and northern Arizona (5) A classification of spruce-fir and mixed conifer habitat types of Arizona and New Mexico .

Some of the information provided here is attributed to:Pavek, Diane S. 1993. Pinus strobiformis. 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