Pinus pinceana

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Pinus pinceana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Pinaceae
Genus: Pinus
Species: P. pinceana
Binomial name
Pinus pinceana
Gord.
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Natural range of Pinus pinceana

Pinus pinceana, with the common names weeping pinyon and Pince's pinyon pine, is a species of conifer in the Pinaceae family.

Distribution[edit]

This pine species is endemic to Mexico, in the states of: Durango; northern Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Zacatecas; central San Luis Potosí; and southern Querétaro and Hidalgo.

Its distribution extends over a distance of more than 750 kilometres (470 mi) from north to south.

The majority of its range it is found at altitudes between 1,100–2,600 metres (3,600–8,500 ft) in elevation, within arid areas.

Description[edit]

Pinus pinceana forms a small tree or large shrub. Seeds are edible but produced infrequently.

It is an IUCN Red List Near threatened species, endangered by habitat loss.

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