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bristlecone pine,

common name for the pinepine,
common name for members of the Pinaceae, a family of resinous woody trees with needlelike, usually evergreen leaves. The Pinaceae reproduce by means of cones (see cone) rather than flowers and many have winged seeds, suitable for wind distribution.
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 species Pinus longaeva, found in the White Mountains of California. Specimens have been known to live some 5,000 years.

bristlecone pine

[‚bris·əl‚kōn ′pīn]
(botany)
A small slow-growing evergreen tree of the genus Pinus that grows at high altitudes in the western United States, having dense branches with rust-brown bark and short needles in bunches of five and thorn-tipped cone scales. The two types are P. longaeva, which lives longer than any other tree (over 4000 years), and P. monophylla, the single-leaf pinyon.
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Near the California-Nevada border, Bristlecone pines have lived longer than any other trees in the world, nearly 5,000 years.
Living Long Bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva) is more than 4,800 years old, predating virtually all recorded history.
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