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Pinus merkusii (Merkus pine; Mindoro pine; Merkus's pine)

Synonyms: Pinus finlaysoniana; Pinus merkusii subsp. ustulata
Language: Filipino; Ger; May

Wikipedia Abstract

Pinus merkusii, the Sumatran pine, is a pine native to the Malesia region of southeast Asia, mainly in Indonesia in the mountains of northern Sumatra, and with two outlying populations in central Sumatra on Mount Kerinci and Mount Talang, and in the Philippines on Mindoro and in the Zambales Mountains on western Luzon. The population in central Sumatra, between 1° 40' and 2° 06' S latitude, is the only natural occurrence of any member of the Pinaceae south of the Equator.
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Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-Low
Janka Hardness [3]  620 lbf (281 kgf) Soft
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Specific Gravity [4]  0.44
Structure [2]  Tree


Icerya samaraia <Unverified Name>[5]
Isotenes inae[6]
Isotenes miserana (Orange fruitborer)[6]
Milionia basalis[6]


Malesia: N Sumatera, from around Lake Toba NE along mountains; Philippines, in Luzon and Mindoro.. TDWG: 42 PHI SUM; Malesia: N Sumatra, Philippines TDWG: 42 PHI SUM;



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 4Forest Inventory and Analysis DB version 5.1, May 4, 2013, U.S. Forest Service 5Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009 6HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
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