Largest Pine Cone
Name: Na Y.
What is the largest pine cone?
Pinus maximartinezii Rzedowski with cones 14-23 (-26) cm long, 10-12 cm
broad, green ripening pale brown and opening to 11-14 cm broad; up to 2
kg when green
Anthony R. Brach, Ph.D.
Sugar pine, of the western United States, the description below from this
Ovulate cones maturing in 2 years, shedding seeds and falling soon
thereafter, often clustered, pendent, symmetric, cylindric before opening,
lance-cylindric to ellipsoid-cylindric when open, 25-50 cm (the longest of
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Update: June 2012