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Pinus pumila (Dwarf Siberian pine; Japanese stone pine)

Synonyms: Pinus cembra subsp. pumila; Pinus cembra var. pumila; Pinus cembra var. pygmaea; Pinus nana
Language: Chi; Dut; Ger; Hrv, Srp; Hun; Ita; Kor (Hangul); Rus; Russian

Wikipedia Abstract

Pinus pumila (common names Siberian dwarf pine, dwarf Siberian pine, dwarf stone pine, Japanese stone pine, or creeping pine) is a native of northeastern Asia, including the islands of Japan. It shares the common name creeping pine with several other plants.
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Height [2]  9.8 feet (3 m)
Width [2]  16.4 feet (5 m)
Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-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
Pollinators [2]  Wind
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. The wood is a source of charcoal;
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Baikalskiy Biosphere Reserve Zapovednik Ia 458883 Russia  
Changbai Mountain Nature Reserve V 619089 Jilin, China  
Kronotskiy Biosphere Reserve 361480 Russia  
Magadansky Zapovednik 2332834 Russia  


Calidris tenuirostris (Great Knot)[3]
Carpodacus roseus (Pallas's Rosefinch)[3]
Epinotia bicolor[4]
Epinotia pinicola[4]
Leucosticte arctoa (Asian Rosy Finch)[3]
Martes zibellina (Sable)[5]
Semiothisa liturata[4]


N Mongolia; E Siberia, Russian Far East (incl. islands); China, Inner Mongolia, Manchuria (scattered); North & South Korea; Japan: Hokkaido, N Honshu TDWG: 30 BRY CTA IRK YAK 31 36 CHI-NM CHM 37 MON 38 JAP-HK JAP-HN KOR-NK KOR-SK; N Mongolia; Russian Federation: E Siberia, Russian Far East (including islands); China: Inner Mongolia, Manchuria (scattered); North & South Korea; Japan: Hokkaido, N Honshu.. TDWG: 30 BRY CTA IRK YAK 31 36 CHI-NM CHM 37 MON 38 JAP-HK JAP-HN KOR-NK KOR-SK;



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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
3del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
4HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
5Martes zibellina (Carnivora: Mustelidae), VLADIMIR G. MONAKHOV, MAMMALIAN SPECIES 43(876):75–86 (2011)
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