Key to Tasmanian Dicots
Pinus radiata ( Pinaceae) 1:8

Pinus radiata (Monterey Pine) is a North American tree that has been widely planted in forestry plantations and has become naturalised in many parts of Tasmania.

It is an erect tree with spreading branches and very distinctive foliage. The leaves are long needles (7-14 cm long) and are held in clusters of three with a brown sheath around the base. The female cones are large and woody.

Pinus pinaster and P. wallichiana have also been naturalised in Tasmania. They have either two (P. pinaster) or five (P. wallichiana) leaves per fascicle. P. wallichiana has very elongate cones.


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