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Pinus remota (papershell pinyon; Texas pinyon pine; Texas pinyon; Nut pine; Catarina pine)

Synonyms: Pinus catarinae; Pinus cembroides var. remota; Pinus culminicola var. remota
Language: Fre; Spa

Wikipedia Abstract

Pinus remota, commonly known as the Texas pinyon or papershell pinyon, is a pine in the pinyon pine group, native to southwestern Texas and northeastern Mexico. It can be distinguished from other pinyon species by its thin-walled seeds, which made it especially attractive as a food to Indians and Mexicans living where it grew. Spanish explorer Cabeza de Vaca noted that the papershell pinon was an important food for the Indians in 1536.
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Height [2]  23 feet (7 m)
Width [1]  31 feet (9.3 m)
Air Quality Improvement [1]  Low
Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-Low
Carbon Capture [1]  Low
Shade Percentage [1]  83 %
Temperature Reduction [1]  Medium-Low
Wind Reduction [1]  Medium
Hardiness Zone Minimum [1]  USDA Zone: 5 Low Temperature: -20 F° (-28.9 C°) → -10 F° (-23.3 C°)
Hardiness Zone Maximum [1]  USDA Zone: 8 Low Temperature: 10 F° (-12.2 C°) → 20 F° (-6.7 C°)
Water Use [1]  Moderate to Low
Edible [2]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [2]  Monoecious
Hazards [2]  The wood, sawdust and resins from various species of pine can cause dermatitis in sensitive people;
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Lifespan [3]  Perennial
Pollinators [2]  Wind
Specific Gravity [4]  0.47
Structure [2]  Shrub
Usage [2]  A tan or green dye is obtained from the needles; The needles contain a substance called terpene, this is released when rain washes over the needles and it has a negative effect on the germination of some plants, including wheat; Oleo-resins are present in the tissues of all species of pines, but these are often not present in sufficient quantity to make their extraction economically worthwhile; The resins are obtained by tapping the trunk, or by destructive distillation of the wood; In general, trees from warmer areas of distribution give the higher yields; Turpentine consists of an average of 20% of the oleo-resin; Turpentine has a wide range of uses including as a solvent for waxes etc, for making varnish, medicinal etc; Rosin is the substance left after turpentine is removed. This is used by violinists on their bows and also in making sealing wax, varnish etc; Pitch can also be obtained from the resin and is used for waterproofing, as a wood preservative etc.
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Mexico: NE and SE Chihuahua, Coahuila and extreme W Nuevo León; U.S.A.: Texas (Edwards Plateau, W. Texas along the Rio Grande) TDWG: 77 TEX 79 MXE-CO MXE-CU MXE-NL; Mexico: NE and SE Chihuahua, Coahuila, and extreme W Nuevo León; USA: Texas (Edwards Plateau, W. Texas along the Rio Grande). TDWG: 77 TEX 79 MXE-CO MXE-CU MXE-NL;



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3USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
4Forest Inventory and Analysis DB version 5.1, May 4, 2013, U.S. Forest Service
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