AnAge entry for Pinus longaeva
Pinus longaeva is a species with negligible senescence
Classification (HAGRID: 04241)
Kingdom: Plantae (Taxon entry)
- Pinus longaeva
- Common name
- Great Basin bristlecone pine
- Pinus aristata longaeva
Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits
- Not yet available
- No MRDT detected
- Maximum longevity
- 5,062 years (wild)
- ref. 1289
- Sample size
- Data quality
The bristlecone pine is considered an organism with negligible senescence because no functional decline with age has been observed. One old tree was estimated to be 5,062 years old , though it is possible that even older trees exist. There have been other examples of this species living to 4000 years old .
Life history traits (averages)
- No information is available on life history. Please contact us if you wish to suggest or contribute data.
No information on metabolism is available.
-  Flanary and Kletetschka (2006), Analysis of telomere length and telomerase activity in tree species of various lifespans, and with age in the bristlecone pine Pinus longaeva (PubMed)
-  Lanner and Connor (2001), Does bristlecone pine senesce? (PubMed)
-  Schulman and Harlan, OLDLIST, a database of old trees