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Pinus caribaea (Caribbean pine; pino colorado)

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Infraspecies

Invasive Species

Pinus caribaea is a pine tree that can grow to 30 metres. It is one of the most common trees planted for forestry in the Pacific Islands. Pinus caribaea naturalises easily and sometimes abundantly in open and disturbed areas. In New Caledonia, it is one of the few alien species able to colonise ultrabasic soils characterised by high levels of endemism.
View ISSG Record: Pinus caribaea

Attributes

Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-Low
Janka Hardness [3]  1240 lbf (562 kgf) Medium
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Lifespan [4]  Perennial
Specific Gravity [5]  0.44
Structure [2]  Tree

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Pico Mogote Ecological Reserve II 3698 Cuba  

Predators

Ceroplastes rubens (pink wax scale)[6]
Chionaspis heterophyllae (pine scale)[6]
Chionaspis pinifoliae (pine leaf scale)[6]
Coccus longulus (long brown scale)[6]
Cryphalus abietis[7]
Crypticerya rosae[6]
Dysmicoccus nesophilus[6]
Icerya purchasi (cottony cushion scale)[6]
Icerya samaraia <Unverified Name>[6]
Lepidosaphes caribaeae <Unverified Name>[6]
Lopholeucaspis cockerelli (Cockerell scale)[6]
Octaspidiotus subrubescens[6]
Orthotomicus erosus[7]
Pulvinaria psidii (green shield scale)[6]
Saissetia coffeae (brown scale)[7]
Tomicus piniperda (common pine shoot beetle)[7]
Toumeyella virginiana (Virginia pine scale)[6]

Range Map

Caribbean: Bahamas, Turks-Caicos Islands, W Cuba (including Isla de la Juventud [Isla de Pinos]); Mexico (S Quintana Roo); N Guatemala; Belize; Honduras (including Islas de la Bahía); Nicaragua.. TDWG: 79 MXT-QR 80 BLZ GUA HON NIC 81 BAH CUB TCI; Caribbean: Bahamas, Turks-Caicos Islands, W Cuba (including Isla de la Juventud [Isla de Pinos]; Mexico (S Quintana Roo); N Guatemala; Belize; Honduras (incl. Islas de la Bahía); Nicaragua. TDWG: 79 MXT-QR 80 BLZ GUA HON NIC 81 BAH CUB TCI;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000) 2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935 3Wood Janka Hardness Scale/Chart J W Morlan's Unique Wood Gifts 4USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture 5Forest Inventory and Analysis DB version 5.1, May 4, 2013, U.S. Forest Service 6Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009 7Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
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