Pinus nigra J. F. Arnold

English Black pine ISEIA: A1 – Black List
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Report the species

Report Pinus nigra to the National Museum of Natural History.

Importance and distribution in Luxembourg

Distribution map of Pinus nigra J. F. Arnold in Luxembourg. Recorder-LUX & iNaturalist, 2019.08.21.

Pinus nigra is a wide ranging and extremely variable evergreen conifer that usually has a straight trunk, pyramidal shape and strong horizontal branches that have upswept tips. It grows on a variety of soils, from podzolic sands to limestone.

The species that can have negative impacts on semi dry and dry grassland biotopes was first documented in Luxembourg in 1954. It was found by Léopold Reichling on 22nd May 1954 in Nommern (Municipality of Nommern).116 observations are documented in the Recorder database (18/01/2018).

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol: A1 (2+3+3+3) = Black List (Ries et al. 2013: 18).

Bibliography concerning Luxembourg

  • Ries, C., Y. Krippel, M. Pfeiffenschneider & S. Schneider, 2013. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of non-native vascular plant species in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 114: 15-21. [PDF 652 KB]
  • Welter A., J.Turk & J. Trossen, 2008. Les arbres introduits au Luxembourg. Inventaire des essences arborescentes non indigènes de pleine terre présentes sur le territoire du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg. Ferrantia 53, Musée national d’histoire naturelle, Luxembourg, ISSN 1682-5519, 111 pp.

Suggested citation of this webpage

Ries, C. & M. Pfeiffenschneider (Eds.), 2019. Pinus nigra J. F. Arnold. In: - Invasive Alien Species in Luxembourg. URL: [21.08.2019].

 Last updated on Monday, April 9, 2018.