Pinus clausa (Chapman ex Engelmann) Vasey ex Sargent. Subgenus: Pinus. Section: Trifoliae. Subsection: Contortae. Hab: Florida scrub, and dry sands where planted outside of its native range, for instance widely planted in pulp plantations in FL and s. GA, experimentally planted as far north as NC (and persisting and naturalizing). Dist: FL Panhandle, S. AL, south to s. FL; planted and naturalized further north in GA, SC, and NC Coastal Plain and further west in s. MS.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Taxonomy Comments: P. clausa is closely related to P. virginiana, the n. North American P. banksiana, and the nw. North American P. contorta complex.
Synonymy: = Fl1, FNA2, K1, K3, K4, S, S13, WH3, Price (1989); = n/a – RAB; > Pinus clausa (Chapm. ex Engelm.) Vasey ex Sarg. var. clausa – Ward (1963); > Pinus clausa (Chapm. ex Engelm.) Vasey ex Sarg. var. immuginata D.B.Ward – Ward (1963)