Elliotis Pine Pinus elliottii
Also know as: South Florida slash pine, Honduras pine, yellow slash pine, swamp pine, pitch pine, Dade County slash pine, Dade County pine, Cuban pine
P. elliottii, commonly known as Elliotis pine or slash pine, is a medium to large coniferous tree native to the southern United States and is one of three southern yellow pines. A mature tree can reach 100 ft and can live for up to 200 years. The slash pine is often mistaken for Pinus taeda (loblolly pine) but can be differentiated by needle abundance and length, cones and bark.
P. elliotti’s durable and hard wood is an important source of timber in the United States and is used for construction. The large amount of resin it produces is used to produce turpentine and rosin. The fast-growing, hardy tree is also a preferred species for reforestation projects and timber plantations. Its IUCN Red List status is “lower risk/least concern.”