Pinus pinasterCommon name: Maritime Pine

Meaning of name: The meaning of Pinus is not known.¬†Pinaster is from the Latin pinus, meaning pine, and the suffix –aster, indicating resemblance but with an implication of inferiority.

Distribution: Found from Perth to Albany.

Remarks: A tree to 40 metres tall with brown flowers during September and October. Native to the Mediterranean.

References: Western Weeds, A Guide to the Weeds of Western Australia. BMJ Hussey, GJ Keighery, J Dodd, SG Lloyd, RD Cousens. 2007.

Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharp. 1996.

Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.