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Ponderosa Pine

Pinus ponderosa


P. ponderosa is a large coniferous evergreen tree. The bark helps to distinguish it from other species. Mature individuals have cinnamon-red bark with black crevices. Younger trees have black to reddish-brown bark. The tree can often be identified by its characteristic long needles that grow in tufts of two to four (or five)[3] depending on subspecies.


Western US.


This specimen is on the side of the Banderas volcano about 25 miles SW of Grants, NM.

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New Mexico, USA

Spotted on May 30, 2013
Submitted on Jun 1, 2013

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