Single-leaf Pinyon (Pinus monophylla subsp. monophylla)
The pinyon (or piñon) pine group grows in the southwestern United States and in Mexico. Plants are living Organisms belonging to the kingdom Plantae. The Order Pinales in the Division Pinophyta, Class Pinopsida comprises all the extant Conifers This order was formerly known as the The family Pinaceae ( pine family) is in the order Pinales and includes many of the well-known Conifers of commercial importance such as Cedars This article is about the tree For other uses of the term "pine" see Pine (disambiguation. There are three main subgenera of '''''Pinus''''', the subgenus Strobus ( White pines or soft pines the subgenus Ducampopinus ( This article is about the tree For other uses of the term "pine" see Pine (disambiguation. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The United Mexican States ( or commonly Mexico (ˈmɛksɪkoʊ () is a federal constitutional Republic in North America. The trees yield edible pinyon nuts, which were a staple of the Native Americans, and are still widely eaten. Pine nuts are the edible Seeds of Pines (family Pinaceae, genus Pinus) For indigenous peoples in the United States other than Hawaii and Alaska see also Native Americans in the United States. The fragrance of the wood, especially when burned, is unmistakable.
There are eight species of true pinyons (Pinus subsection Cembroides):
These additional Mexican species are also related and mostly called pinyons:
as are also the three bristlecone pines of the high mountains of the SW USA, and the Lacebark Pines of Asia. UserPolbot. --> Pinus rzedowskii, commonly known as Rzedowski's Pine, is a species of Conifer in the UserPolbot. --> Weeping Pinyon ( Pinus pinceana) is a species of Conifer in the Pinaceae family Big-cone Pinyon ( Pinus maximartinezii) is a Pine in the Pinyon pine group native to central Mexico. Pinus nelsonii or Nelson Pinyon, is a tree native from Mexico, 10 m tall and 20 cm diameter The bristlecone pines are a small group of Pine trees (Family Pinaceae, genus Pinus, subsection Balfourianae) that are thought to Lacebark Pine ( Pinus bungeana) is a Pine tree native to northeastern and central China.
Some of the species are known to hybridise, most notably P. quadrifolia with P. monophylla, and P. edulis with P. monophylla.
The Pinyon Jay (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus) takes its name from the tree, and pinyon nuts form an important part of its diet. The Pinyon Jay ( Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus) is a Jay between the North American Blue Jay and the Eurasian Jay in size It is very important for regeneration of pinyon woods, as it stores large numbers of the seeds in the ground for later use, and excess seeds not used are in an ideal position to grow into new trees. The Mexican Jay is also important for the dispersal of some pinyon species, as, less often is the Clark's Nutcracker. The Mexican Jay, Aphelocoma ultramarina, formerly known as the Gray-breasted Jay, is a New World jay native to the Sierra Madre Oriental The Clark's Nutcracker ( Nucifraga columbiana) is a large Passerine bird in the family Corvidae. Many other species of animal also eat pinyon nuts, without dispersing them.