Pinus roxburghii Sarg.

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Pinus roxburghii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, entrance road

Pinus roxburghii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, entrance road

Pinus roxburghii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, below dam

Pinus roxburghii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

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Synonyms: Pinus longifolia Roxb.
Common names: Chir pine (English) Roxburgh's pine (English)
Frequency: Local
Status: Introduced
Large tree with a straight stem and ascending branches. Bark fissured and flaking into segments. Needles in bundles of 3, clustered at the ends of branches, usually stiffly erect or arching, not pendent.
Notes: It is not usually cultivated in timber plantations but often planted along road sides and as wind breaks. It is known to spread and become naturalised in certain places, where it may eventually become an invasive problem.
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Habitat: In grassland and open woodland
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Worldwide distribution: Native to the subtropical Himalayas.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Pinus roxburghii

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pinus roxburghii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Pinus roxburghii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pinus roxburghii
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pinus roxburghii
JSTOR Plant Science: Pinus roxburghii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pinus roxburghii
Plants of the World Online: Pinus roxburghii
Tropicos: Pinus roxburghii
Wikipedia: Pinus roxburghii

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Pinus roxburghii., retrieved 26 February 2024

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