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Name: Na Y.
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Date: 2001-2002

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 web site:

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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