bristlecone pine


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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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While we were excited by the prospect of dark skies and meteors later that evening, our aim for the day was to see some earthbound wonders: Great Basin's bristlecone pines.
It could be an Engelmann spruce, subalpine fir or Rocky Mountain bristlecone pine in Colorado, or a foxtail, whitebark or limber pine in the Sierra Nevada.
"We did a lot of hiking and found a couple of sites of bristlecone pines, and one in particular that we honed in on," said Routson.
I can't pretend anymore that I'll keep company with a Bristlecone Pine for more than an indifferent fraction of its life span.
Because bristlecone pine wood, dating back about 9,000 years, has been found, it is probable that this chronology can be extended even further back.
According to dendrochronology, the bristlecone pine, found in the White Mountains of the California High Sierras, is the oldest life form on Earth.
Englemann spruce, Douglas fir and bristlecone pine provide dense forests.
Apparently it's the Pinus longaeva, better known as the bristlecone pine of Nevada.
Chile has 12 native tree species, including the alerce, whose typical life span (over 3,000 years) is exceeded only by California's bristlecone pine, and the araucaria or "monkey puzzle tree," the world's oldest surviving tree species.
* The oldest tree on record is a bristlecone pine on Mt.
No, not Aerosmith--it's a 4,723-year-old bristlecone pine (Pinus called the Methuselah Tree.
ON a desolate mountain-top in California lives the world's oldest living organism - a gnarled and twisted bristlecone pine named Methuselah.