Pinus longaeva


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Noun1.Pinus longaeva - small slow-growing pine of western United States similar to the bristlecone pinePinus longaeva - small slow-growing pine of western United States similar to the bristlecone pine; chocolate brown bark in plates and short needles in bunches of 5; crown conic but becoming rough and twisted; oldest plant in the world growing to 5000 years in cold semidesert mountain tops
pine, pine tree, true pine - a coniferous tree
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Apparently it's the Pinus longaeva, better known as the bristlecone pine of Nevada.
Pinus longaeva has prevailed not despite the skimpy soil, short growing season, and scanty precipitation, but apparently because of them; bristlecone pines in cushier conditions don't live nearly as long.
Pinus longaeva `Sherwood Compact': An extremely attractive, slow-growing pine, introduced by Andy Sherwood of Gresham.