Pinus amamiana

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Yakushima white pine
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Pinaceae
Genus: Pinus
Subgenus: Ducampopinus
Section: Quinquefoliae
Subsection: Strobi
Species: P. amamiana
Binomial name
Pinus amamiana
Koidz.

The Yakushima white pine (Pinus amamiana) is a native of southern Japan, on the islands of Yakushima and Tanegashima south of Kyūshū. It has also been grown horticulturally in Japanese parks. This pine can grow to a height of 25 m with a trunk diameter of up to 1 m.

The needles grow in bundles of five and the cones are 5-8 cm in length.

This tree is known in Japanese as amami-goyamatsu, amami-goyo, and yakutune-goyo.

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