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Published In: Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Royal Gardens, Kew 1938(2): 85. 1938. (Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew) Name publication detail
 
 

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Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Type: Syntypes: Nepalia ad Narainhetty, Buchanan; in Bhotania, Webb; in Nepaliae alpibus, wall.
Habitat: B-7 Hazara Distt, Bara Gali, Todd Nachovitz 172 (RAW); Changla Gali, 8-9000', R.R. Stewart 7937 (RAW) C-7 Rawalpindi & Islamabad Distt.: Kuldana, Z. Ali 4363 (RAW); Baltistan: Basho forest, Sakardu, 28.7.1986, H. Ali s.n. (PPFI-B)
Distribution: Distribution: Afghanistan, Chitral eastward to W. Nepal.
Illustration: Pinus wallichiana A.B. Jacks. (Illustration)
Map Location: Common and gregarious in the Himalaya from 1800‑3500 m, forming both pure and mixed stands with fir and spruce. The foliage has a characteristic bluishgreen tinge and the female cone droop. The wood is of a good quality and used in making furniture. Cones ripen in October‑November. Common name: `Biar, Kail'.Fl. Per.: April‑June.

 

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Trees upto 30m tall. Bark grey, scaly. Branches whorled. Leaves acicular, in clusters of 5, 10-20 cm long, bluish to grey-green. Male cones 1-1.5 cm long, in dense clusters. Female cones 2-3 at the tips of branches, 15-30 cm long, elongated, dropping, + woody; megasporophyll broadly obvate, tip not beaked. Wing 2-3 times as long as the seed.
 
 
 
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