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Aleppo Pine Pinus halepensis (Pinaceae) HEIGHT to 20m <br />
A small pine, often growing in a gnarled and deformed manner. BARK Young trees have shiny, smooth, silvery-grey bark, becoming scaly, fissured and redder with age. BRANCHES Twigs are characteristically pale grey, or even white. LEAVES Paired needles are slender (0.7mm), to 15cm long, sometimes slightly twisted and with very finely toothed margins. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Red-brown cones are up to 12cm long and 4cm across, oval or conical and borne singly on short stalks, or in groups of 2–3, and sometimes deflexed. Cone scales are shiny reddish-brown with hide winged seeds up to 2cm long. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Widespread and common around Mediterranean, planted here for ornament.
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Aleppo Pine Pinus halepensis (Pinaceae) HEIGHT to 20m
A small pine, often growing in a gnarled and deformed manner. BARK Young trees have shiny, smooth, silvery-grey bark, becoming scaly, fissured and redder with age. BRANCHES Twigs are characteristically pale grey, or even white. LEAVES Paired needles are slender (0.7mm), to 15cm long, sometimes slightly twisted and with very finely toothed margins. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Red-brown cones are up to 12cm long and 4cm across, oval or conical and borne singly on short stalks, or in groups of 2–3, and sometimes deflexed. Cone scales are shiny reddish-brown with hide winged seeds up to 2cm long. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Widespread and common around Mediterranean, planted here for ornament.

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Date: 26 Aug 2006
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