|Jeffrey ex A. Murr.|
The Fuchssschwanz Kiefer is domestic in California in the northern coastal region and the middle Sierra Nevada. It resembles in the Habitus of the Grannen Kiefer (P. aristata) and often with this one confounds, differs from this however in the following characteristics: The Fuchsschwanz Kiefer has somewhat longer needles (scarcely 4 cm), which exhibit a much finer thorn point than the Grannen Kiefer. The white Harzflöckchen in the needles, typical for the Grannen Kiefer, is missing to it completely. The ground needles smell sweetly after resin. The buds are without basal sheds; the taps have no thorns.
In Europe the Fuchsschwanz Kiefer was planted expressed rarely. Two older copies are located in the Botani garden of Edinburgh.