sex of pines

ivanwill at IX.NETCOM.COM ivanwill at IX.NETCOM.COM
Tue Oct 21 21:04:08 EST 1997

QDurham wrote:
> > large plants are female one year then often become
> >male the next because they no longer have enough stored nutrients for
> >fruit/seed production
> I'm sure there is a message/moral here for us mortals.  Sigh!
> Quent

The longleaf pines in my yard (Houston, TX) produce both male and female
cones each year. I think they're longleaf, I'm a tropical plant
ecologist specializing in orchid ecology so pines are not my specialty.
The male cones are the first to appear in the early spring followed by
the female cones. In these pines its a matter of timing.

Ivan Williams, MS
Stafford High School
Stafford, TX

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