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Mountain Pine Pinus mugo (Pinaceae) HEIGHT to 30m <br />
Two forms: tree-sized ssp. uncinata and shrub-like ssp. mugo. BARK Greyish-black in all trees. LEAVES Bright-green needles in all trees, to 8cm long, curved and stiff, appearing whorled. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS All trees have male flowers in clusters near shoot tips; female flowers reddish, in groups of 1–3. Ripe cones ovoid, pale brown, to 5cm long; scales have a small prickle. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of Alps, Pyrenees and Balkans; dwarf forms occur at high altitudes.
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Mountain Pine Pinus mugo (Pinaceae) HEIGHT to 30m
Two forms: tree-sized ssp. uncinata and shrub-like ssp. mugo. BARK Greyish-black in all trees. LEAVES Bright-green needles in all trees, to 8cm long, curved and stiff, appearing whorled. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS All trees have male flowers in clusters near shoot tips; female flowers reddish, in groups of 1–3. Ripe cones ovoid, pale brown, to 5cm long; scales have a small prickle. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of Alps, Pyrenees and Balkans; dwarf forms occur at high altitudes.

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Date: 26 Aug 2006
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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