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Turkish pine

Pinus brutia

Description:

Pinus brutia is a medium-size tree, reaching 20–35 metres (66–115 ft) tall and with a trunk diameter of up to 1 metre (3.3 ft), exceptionally 2 metres (6.6 ft). The bark is orange-red, thick and deeply fissured at the base of the trunk, and thin and flaky in the upper crown. The leaves ('needles') are in pairs, slender, mostly 10-16 cm long, bright green to slightly yellowish green. The cones are stout, heavy and hard, 6-11 cm long and 4-5 cm broad at the base when closed, green at first, ripening glossy red-brown when 24 months old. They open slowly over the next year or two to release the seeds, opening to 5-8 cm broad. The seeds are 7-8 mm long, with a 15-20 mm wing, and are mainly wind-dispersed.(Wiki)

Habitat:

Pinus brutia is a pine native to the eastern Mediterranean region.This spotting is from the suburban forest of Thessaloniki, Seix Sou Forest. It is a common pine tree in Greece.

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Evina Karasavva
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Evina Karasavva

Θεσσαλονίκη, Greece

Spotted on Oct 7, 2012
Submitted on Oct 7, 2012

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