Larch is a conifer tree which belongs to the Pinaceae family. The only european existing spieces in Italy is the Larix decidua Miller. Among the italian spontaneous flora, larches are the only conifers whose leaves aren't persistant (they arent't evergreen and they loose their leaves in autumn and winter). Among this family you can find the calabrian and corsican Pinus Larix, which belongs to the Pinus genus. This genus includes deciduous trees which can reach up to 40 meters high. Leaves are needle-shaped and are bundled in groups of 20-40.