||Pinus longifolia Roxb. ex Lamb.
||Yellow - Orange
|English / Trade Name
||Chir pine, Himalayan long leaf pine, Chir
|Vernacular /Local Name
||600 1800 m
||The cones are ovoid conic, 12-24 cm long and 5-8 cm broad at the base when closed, green at first, ripening glossy chestnut-brown when 24 months old. They open slowly over the next year or so.
||Abundant; in submontane to montane forests, mostly forming pure patches, sometimes mixed with other trees.
||Afghanistan, the Himalaya from Chitral eastward to Bhutan, Sikkim.
||The bark is red-brown, thick and deeply fissured at the base of the trunk, thinner and flaky in the upper crown.
|Distribution in chandigarh
||Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park, Sector 19, Sector 30, Sector 33
||Whorled (leaves in groups of 3 or more along stem)
|Description of Species
||Evergreen trees, to 40 m high; bark rough, deeply fissured. Leaves dark or light – green, needle like, on dwarf – shoots surrounded by persistent bud – scales. Male cones ovoid, 1.5 – 2 cm long, borne on clusters at the base of current year shoots. Female cones solitary or 2 – 5 together, 10 – 18 x 7. 5 – 12 cm; bract – scales woody, with pyramidal, pointed or recurved beak; seeds 6 – 10 mm long,
||The leaves are needle-like, in fascicles of three, very slender, 20-35 cm long, and distinctly yellowish green .Leaves dark or light – green, needle like, on dwarf – shoots surrounded by persistent bud – scales.