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Name: Na Y.
Status: student
Age: 8
Location: N/A
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Date: 2001-2002


Question:
What is the largest pine cone?


Replies:
Possibly

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

http://www.botanik.uni-bonn.de/conifers/pi/pin/maximartinezii.htm

http://www.interdendr.org/pinusmaximartineziiplate.html

Anthony R. Brach, Ph.D.


Sugar pine, of the western United States, the description below from this web site:

http://www.botanik.uni-bonn.de/conifers/pi/pin/lambertiana.htm

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 any conifer),

J. Elliott



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