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Benguet Pine

Pinus kesiya


This Young pine tree can grow reaching up to 30–35 m tall with straight, cylindrical trunk. The bark is thick, dark brown, with deep longitudinal fissures. The branches are robust, red brown from the second year, the branchlets horizontal to drooping. The leaves are needle-like, dark green, usually 3 per fascicle. It bear cones that are ovoid, 5–9 cm long, often curved downwards and sometimes slightly distorted. The cone's scales have transverse and longitudinal ridges across the middle of the scale surface. The seeds are winged, 6–7 mm long with a 1.5-2.5 cm wing. Pollination is in mid spring, with the cones maturing 18–20 months after.


Common in the elevated areas of Baguio City, Benguet and Mountain Province.

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Benguet, Philippines

Spotted on Jun 17, 2012
Submitted on Jun 20, 2012

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