Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Pinus pseudostrobus Lindl. var. apulcensis Shaw

See Pinus pseudostrobus Lindl. for details of the species. 

Horticultural & Botanical History

Introduced to Britain in 1839.  [JD].  ‘The short leaves and very glaucous shoots distinguish this [Pinus apulcensis], independently of the ovate cones, covered closely with pyramidal elevations, which are sometimes prolonged and contracted in the middle, especially those near the points of the cones.  The leaves are not more than six inches long, the cones are about four inches long, and very regularly ovate.  Mr. Hartweg found it in ravines near Apulco growing fifty feet high.’  [BR misc.100/1839]. 

History at Camden Park

Desideratum to Loddiges’ nursery, 6th January 1845 [MP A2933-2, p.28].  It may not have been grown at Camden Park. 


Published Jan 24, 2009 - 03:15 PM | Last updated Jul 29, 2010 - 03:30 PM

Family Pinaceae
Region of origin


  • Pinus apulcensis Lindl.
  • Pinus oaxacana Mirov
  • Pinus pseudostrobus var. oaxacana (Mirov) Harrison
  • Pinus oaxacana var. diversiformis Debreczy & Rácz 
Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Pinus apulcensis 

Confidence level high