Scientific name - Pinus radiata
Synonyms - Pinus insignis, Pinus tubers.
Popular names - Menterey Pine, Radiata Pine.
Distribution and Habitat - the natural range is coastal California, Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Luis Obispo, up to 1200 m altitude.
Description - tree, 20-30 m tall stem, 30-100 cm diameter, cintorsionata right, conical crown, becoming round-payment. Bark gray to reddish-brown, deeply breazdata. Curved branches, stalk thin, red-brown, sometimes glauca. Shoots ovoizi-cylindrical, red-brown, 1.5 cm, resinous. Aciforme leaves, each divided into a bunch 3, persist 3-4 years, 8-20 cm x 1.3-2 mm, straight, yellow-green, fine line of stoma, conical peak. Male cones are yellow, 12 mm long, female cones are AsimTrice, ovoid, 7-15 cm long, brown, shiny. Seeds wing, 6-7 mm long, wing 12-18 mm long, matureaza in February, 2 years after pollination. 2n = 24
Growth rate - fast.
Tolerances - tolerate moderate frost.
Requirements - poor soils and drought.
Propagation - the seeds are spread by wind.
Diseases and pests - Agrobacterium, Dioryctria splendidella, Rhyaciona buolania.
Natural partners and Garden - Arctostaphylos tomentosa, Diplacus aurantiacus subsp. aurantiacus, muricta Pinus, Pinus ponderosa, Pseudotsuga menziesii, Sequoia sempervirens, Symphoricarpos mollis, Vaccinium ovatum
Cultivars and varieties - 'Aurea' has a conical crown, gold leaf, 'Goldie' wet climates but prefer good drainage.
Properties and Uses- Species adapted to periodic fires.
Conuruile are consumed by squirrels.
Species used for reforestation trails in New Zealand, Chile, Australia and South Africa.
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Trees and shrubs
Dovyalis caffra - kei-apple
Dovyalis caffra - fruit edible, with a high vitamin C content (80-120 mg/g), potassium (600 mg), and makes an excellent jam.
Alnus cordata - alder of Corsica
Alnus cordata is a deciduuous tree, native to Italy and Corsica, occurs naturally in poorly drained soils, in semi-shade. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure, dry conditions as well as a dusty atmosphere. Is cultivated as ornamental trees in gardens and parks.
Evergreen shrub, 1.2 m high. Strain with 4 edges. Leaves opposite, membranous, soft, dark green upper side and reddish on the underside, nervatiune obvious, limb oblong-lanceolata, margin entire, top acute, base cuneata, 8-12 x 20-30 cm. Cime axillary inflorescences. Calyx with 4 SEPA.
Banksia ericifolia, originally from Australia, Blue Mountains. In 1992, Banksia ericifolia was chosen as the official emblem of Sydney.
Shrub or small tree, 1-5 m height, stalk Rosietici, smooth or slightly ribbed or tubers, glauca, purple. Leaves with lamina narrow-lanceolata, lanceolata or narrow-oblong-elliptical, 8-21 x 3.8 cm, the attenuated cuneata, top acute or obtuse, petiole up to 5 mm long. Petals 2-3, 8.12 mm long, ovata.
Evergreen tree. Leaves opposite, coriacee, oblong to elliptic-lanceolata, 8-18 x 2-4.5 cm, top acuminata, petiole 2-4 mm long. Male cones are cylindrical, grouped 3-4 at underarms, female cones are solitary, the armpit leaves.
Pinus coulteri D. Don
Monoecious tree, 15-25 m high, trunk 40-120 cm diameter, wide crown, pyramid, iregulata. Bark gray-brown, streaked andanc with solxi long iregulati. Branches ascending, stalk yearly thin, brown-purple, glauca, rugosa, become black after several years.