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Dwarf mountain pine (pine mountain) (Pinus mugo Turra) - small tree or shrub of the genus coniferous pine (Pinus) belonging to the family Pinaceae. It occurs in areas of mountain ranges of Central and South America in the floor of the upper montane dwarf pines above. In Poland: Tatra Mountains, Sudetes, Babia Gora and Pilsko.

This is mostly a massive shrub branches, which they spread over the earth, rise upward or grow sideways.
Habitat for plants are the slopes, rocky perches, junkyard rock and cliff. It occurs in the mountains to a height of 2500 meters above sea level above the upper forest line creates a dense formation called the mountain pine floor. In the lower parts found in natural sites along the barren cliffs only. It has a very low soil requirements, occupies the extreme habitats - acid and alkaline soil, dry and wet, shallow and deep. Prefers sunny position. Resistant to frost.

Here the picture dwarf pine covered with frost, on the slopes of Mount Sn儩n璭.

This is a scan from a negative.

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