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Pinus remota (Papershell pinyon)
Brundage, Stephanie

Pinus remota

Pinus remota (Little) D.K. Bailey & Hawksw.

Papershell Pinyon, Remote Pinyon Pine

Pinaceae (Pine Family)

Synonym(s): Pinus catarinae, Pinus cembroides var. remota, Pinus remota ssp. catarinae

USDA Symbol: pire5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Arrangement: Fascicled
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Monoecious
Fruit Type: Cone
Size Notes: Up to about 45 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Feb
Bloom Notes: Flowers inconspicuous. Pollen cones green, ripening to yellowish.


Native Habitat: Hillsides, Slopes

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Cold Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Caliche type, Limestone-based, Sandy Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam Clay

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Texas Discovery Gardens - Dallas, TX
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX


Bibref 766 - Dale Groom's Texas Gardening Guide (2002) Groom, D.
Bibref 355 - Landscaping with Native Plants of Texas and the Southwest (1991) Miller, G. O.
Bibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski
Bibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender

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Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Pinus remota in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Pinus remota in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Pinus remota


Record Modified: 2022-10-07
Research By: TWC Staff

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