Theophrastus (372 BC to 287 BC), Greek philosopher and botanical pioneer, referred to the species as a “domestic pine”. The name has come through into Portuguese as “pinheiro-manso” (“tame pine”), while in English it is known as the stone pine (Pinus pinea). The history of its domestication and cultivation is so old that its exact region of origin is not known.
Pollen, wind, allergies and biodiversity: how are they related?
Sneezing, watery eyes, runny nose, headache… These are some of the most common allergic reactions to pollen. Despite the nuisance pollen causes, it is essential to biodiversity and without the thousands of particles that, especially in spring, are carried by the wind, the continued existence of a large number of flower species would be at risk.