Pinus amamiana

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Pinus amamiana
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

Pinus amamiana (Amami pine,[1] Yakushima white pine[2]) is a species of pine. It 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 yakutane-goyo.[2]


  1. ^ Katsuki, T. & Farjon, A. 2013. Pinus amamiana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. Downloaded on 02 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b Pinus amamiana. The Gymnosperm Database.