Talk:Stone pine

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"Stone Pine"[edit]

The name "Stone Pine" is ambiguous. I have also seen it refer collectively to white pines (subgenus Strobus) in subsection Cembrae (Whitebark Pine, Swiss Pine, Korean Pine, and Siberian Pine). Maybe this page should be moved to Pinus pinea and "Stone Pine" be made into a disambiguation page, following WikiProject Plants's suggested guideline: "If a common name can refer to more than one plant, it should be a disambiguation page." SCHZMO 16:35, 29 June 2006 (UTC)

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Edit to improve sort order in category Pinus[edit]

I edited this to change the sort order on the page for the Category:Pinus. It had been set to alphabetize under Pine. That might make sense for categories where there are a lot of trees and a few of them are pines; then all the pines group together. But on the page where everything is a pine, it made more sense to alphabetize under Stone. 140.147.236.194 (talk) 20:35, 13 April 2010 (UTC)Stephen Kosciesza

Stone Pines in Roman times.[edit]

I was wondering if it would be worth it to add the following info to this article. It is about stone-pine cones found in a tomb in Britain.

"The mourners' unusual choice of stone-pine cones as incense added further credence to the team's theory. The stone pine was not native to Britain. It was, however, indigenous to Italy, where Roman citizens frequently planted it around local amphitheaters: The tree's fragrant cones are thought to have helped cloak the nauseating stench inside. The fragrant perfume of the stone pine would have made a fan's fitting farewell to a popular female star of the arena."

http://discovermagazine.com/2001/dec/featglad

Stone-pines are not native from Britain, and it would appear Romans planted them around amphiteaters not only in Italy, but also elsewhere, thus widening the range of the species. More on the matter of its expansion:

http://www.conifers.org/pi/Pinus_pinea.php — Preceding unsigned comment added by Leirus (talkcontribs) 16:46, 6 September 2011 (UTC)