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Pinus koraiensis Sieb. et Zucc.

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Pinus L. (マツ)
Chousengoyou (チョウセンゴヨウ, 朝鮮五葉), Korean nut pine, or Korean pine
Chousenmatsu (チョウセンマツ, 朝鮮松)
Lifeform: evergreen tall tree
Distribution: northeastern China - Far East - Korea - southern Japan (Honshu and Shikoku)

→ originally transplanted to Hokkaido. Some of them are now naturally regenerated

Habitat: mountainous forests
Physiology: tolerate to drought and cold
Use: seed = edible ← producing large cones

Pinus koraiensis in Hokkaido


[1] a tall tree planted at a garden in Tomakomai Experimental forest, Hokkaido University, on Ausust 23 2012. [2] a bark (樹皮) at an arboretum (樹木園) in Kyushu University Experimental Forest in Ashoro Town, eastern Hokkaido, on June 5 2014. [3] a juvenile tree. [4] close-up of a shoot. [3/4] at a hill, southeast from Utonaito Swamp, central Hokkaido, on July 16 2012.