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Jul 28, 2020 6:38 PM CST

help me with the name of this pine, Tijuana Baja California


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Aug 13, 2020 10:57 AM CST
Name: Dr. Demento Jr.
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
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Aug 13, 2020 5:51 PM CST
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
You can't have too many viburnums..
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I think that's an Araucaria sp. of some sort - and definitely not any Abies sp. Note how the scale-like leaves/needles overlap, quite unlike a Fir species.

Other than having seen members of Araucaria sp. while traveling, I can't say that I've ever encountered one producing the reproductive structures at this stage.

Some of our southerly/balmy climate contributors ought to take a gander at this.
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Aug 13, 2020 8:21 PM CST
Name: Dr. Demento Jr.
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
You were right.
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Aug 15, 2020 12:08 PM CST
Name: John
Pomona/Riverside CA (Zone 9a)
I agree with Viburnum, it's definitely not a fir. The leaves are way too "scaley" for Abies. Firs have well defined individual needles that eventually wrap the stem pointing upwards and looking sort of 3-sided with a bare bottom.
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Aug 15, 2020 4:07 PM CST
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
You can't have too many viburnums..
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No, that's also definitely NOT a Picea abies of any sort. Not morphologically, nor by where the unknown plant is growing - Baja California.
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Aug 16, 2020 9:48 PM CST
Name: Dr. Demento Jr.
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
Best guess would be a Cook Island Pine.
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