Gymnosperms of Maine
(Kingdom Plantae)


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V. F. Thomas Co. - 167 Thorne Mountain Road - Canton, Maine  04221
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(updated 25 December 2019)


Below is a working checklist of Maine’s gymnosperms (hybrids excluded). Taxonomy and nomenclature follow Flora Novae Angliae by Arthur Haines. Please send corrections and updates to info@vfthomas.com or mail them to the address at the top of this page. Photographs are welcome. Thank you.


Family Genus Specific Epithet authority Sub-specific Epithet authority common name Source (full citation given after this table)
Cupressaceae Chamaecyparis thyoides (L.) B. S. P. Atlantic white cedar
Cupressaceae Juniperus communis L. var. depressa Pursh common juniper Greene et al. (2005)
Cupressaceae Juniperus horizontalis Moench     creeping juniper Greene et al. (2005)
Cupressaceae Juniperus virginiana L. var. virginiana   eastern red cedar
Cupressaceae Thuja occidentalis L.     northern white-cedar Greene et al. (2005)
Pinaceae Abies balsamea (L.) P. Mill.     balsam fir Greene et al. (2005)
Pinaceae Abies concolor (Gord. & Glend.) Lindl. ex Hildebr.     white fir
Pinaceae Larix decidua P. Mill.     European
Pinaceae Larix laricina (Du Roi) K. Koch     American larch, hackmatack, tamarack Greene et al. (2005)
Pinaceae Picea abies (L.) Karst.     Norway spruce
Pinaceae Picea glauca (Moench) Voss     white spruce Greene et al. (2005)
Pinaceae Picea mariana (P. Mill.) B. S. P.     black spruce Greene et al. (2005)
Pinaceae Picea rubens Sarg.     red spruce Greene et al. (2005)
Pinaceae Pinus banksiana Lamb.     Jack pine Greene et al. (2005)
Pinaceae Pinus nigra Arnott     Austrian pine
Pinaceae Pinus resinosa Ait.     red pine Greene et al. (2005)
Pinaceae Pinus rigida P. Mill.     pitch pine Greene et al. (2005)
Pinaceae Pinus strobus L.     eastern white pine Greene et al. (2005)
Pinaceae Pinus sylvestris L.     Scotch pine Greene et al. (2005)
Pinaceae Tsuga canadensis (L.) Carr.     eastern hemlock Greene et al. (2005)
Taxaceae Taxus canadensis Marsh.     American yew Greene et al. (2005)


Source:
   Greene, Craig W., Linda L. Gregory, Glen H. Mittelhauser, Sally C. Rooney, and Jill E. Weber. 2005. Vascular Flora of the Acadia National Park Region. Rhodora 107(930):117-185.

Note:
   Pseudotsuga [probably menziesii] grows near Sand Beach in Bar Harbor but is not known to reproduce.