Lodgepole Pine (aka. Mayan Copal)is a light yellowish, sticky resin obtained from the Pinus genus. Native to the eastern United States and Canada, this pine resin burns quite cleanly when heated upon a hot charcoal. The smoke produced by Lodgepole Pine is very pleasing, with notes of citrus mixed in with a creamy pine base. We think of it as the 'Frankincense Pine' and thoroughly enjoy burning it during the Yuletide season. It is thought to be one of the incense resins historically prized by the Maya of pre-columbian Mexico. Lodgepole has traditionally been used as a smudge and medicine by Northern Native Americans and is a common sweat lodge incense. Lodgepole Pine is associated with the Earth element and Jupiter is thought to be its celestial body.
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Plantae Gymnosperms Pinaceae Pinus contorta
We are currently not aware of any additional binomial terms for Pinus contorta.
Pinus contortais commonly found throughout western North America.
Common English: Beach Pine,Coast Pine, Contorta Pine, Knotty Pine,Lodgepole Pine, North Coast Scrub Pine, Sand Pine, Shore Pine,Western Scrub Pine,
Latin tongues: Pi de Murray (Catalan), Pin des dunes (French), Pin tordu (French), Pin tortilla (French), Pin vrillé (French), Pinheiro da costa (Portuguese), Pino Contorta (Spanish), Pino de Murray (Spanish), Pino della spiaggia (Italian), Pino delle dune (Italian),
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As of 2016, we have decided to majorly simplify the taxonomic structures of the species collection. Due to the numerous systems available, and many species being disputed and in a state of flux, we feel that most of our audience will be better served with a easier to understand condensed listing.