Definition of longleaf pine in English:

longleaf pine

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  • A large North American pine tree with long needles and cones, which is an important source of turpentine. Also called pitch pine.
    • Pinus palustris, family Pinaceae
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    • Generally only a very hot fire, one fueled by drought and a heavy buildup of fallen leaves and pine needles, will kill a longleaf pine.
    • Ray builds the ecosystem up from the longleaf pine and examines the notable species diversity of these forests and their unique qualities as a habitat.
    • Since longleaf pine does not produce annual growth rings during its juvenile grass stage, true age cannot be determined.

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