The Pinus Pungens
is commonly known as Hickory Pine
, Mountain Pine
, Prickly Pine
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Table Mountain pine is widespread in the Blue Ridge and
Valley-and-Ridge provinces of the Appalachian Mountains from central
Pennsylvania to northern Georgia. Outlying populations occur in
monadnocks of the Piedmont region [2
The currently accepted scientific name of Table Mountain pine is Pinus
pungens Lamb. [2
]. There are no recognized varieties or subspecies.
Table Mountain pine hybridizes with pitch pine (P. rigida) and shortleaf
pine (P. echinata) [2
Table Mountain pine is dominant in the climax Table Mountain pine-heath
community type . The published classification listing Table
Mountain pine as a dominant species in community types (cts) is
Area Classification Authority
NC: Smoky Mtns. forest veg. cts Whittaker 1956
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Much of the information presented here is attributed to:
Carey, Jennifer H. 1992. Pinus pungens. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online].
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service,
Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). Available at USDA Forest Service.