Similar to var. elliottii further north, but of poorer growth when on extremely poor sites. Plantations using this variety have been established both in Florida and abroad. Under these managed conditions it can become a valuable and fast growing timber tree.
References and further reading
- Farjon, A. 2013. Pinus elliottii var. densa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T18153818A18153821. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-1.RLTS.T18153818A18153821.en. Downloaded on 11 August 2017.
- Harley, G.L., Grissino-Mayer, H.D. and Horn, S.P., 2013. Fire history and forest structure of an endangered subtropical ecosystem in the Florida Keys, USA. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 22(3), 394-404.
- Harley, G.L., Maxwell, J.T. and Raber, G.T., 2015. Elevation promotes long-term survival of Pinus elliottii var. densa, a foundation species of the endangered pine rockland ecosystem in the Florida Keys. Endangered Species Research, 29(2), 117-130.