Its generic name comes from the Latin name pinus, from the Greek pitus and from an old word, pix-cis, meaning resinous. It is a very long-lived species that can survive up to 500 years. It is widely in carpentry, it had as larch wood used in the construction of the gate of the hall of Media Naranja but surprisingly the corrected translation of the Arabic inscription that appears on it it is specifically mentioned that it was made from a prized hardwood set of cypress wood; and as such it could have been thought if they had not made the appropriate analysis in recent restorations.
Again surprisingly, to contradict the wording of the door itself, the timber identification was not valued cypress wood, which was taken by incorruptible, but the resinous pinaster. The wood used for the construction of the dome of the Media Naranja in the Hall of Ambassadors, is of two types: larch and especially pine. Something similar happens with the roof of the Chamber of Charles V, one of the finest examples of Spanish Renaissance woodworking art. The piece of wood from salgareño or black pine, dyed with stained-earth pigments, replaced the Mudejar, on the second third of the fourteenth century, that decorated the room since its construction, rising the substituted decoration upstairs.
In short, most of the armor and Moorish Alcazar roofs are therefore made of pine. Many of the ships and caravels from Andalusia were made of pine, and they left to explore and colonize the New World.