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Pinus roxburghii
(chir pine)

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Pinus roxburghii (chir pine)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 22 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Pinus roxburghii
  • Preferred Common Name
  • chir pine
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Gymnospermae
  •         Class: Pinopsida
  • Uses List
  • Agroforestry
  • Erosion control or dune stabilization
  • Fuelwood
  • Ornamental
  • Revegetation

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A mature tree crop
TitleMature trees
CaptionA mature tree crop
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A mature tree crop
Mature treesA mature tree crop©K.M. Siddiqui
TitleStand
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Stand©K.M. Siddiqui
Lower altitude limit of P. roxburghii.
TitleNatural population
CaptionLower altitude limit of P. roxburghii.
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Lower altitude limit of P. roxburghii.
Natural populationLower altitude limit of P. roxburghii.©K.M. Siddiqui
TitleFire damaged stand
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Fire damaged stand©K.M. Siddiqui
TitleAvenue planting
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Avenue planting©K.M. Siddiqui
TitleResin tapping
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Resin tapping©K.M. Siddiqui

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Pinus roxburghii Sarg.

Preferred Common Name

  • chir pine

Other Scientific Names

  • Pinus longifolia Roxb.

International Common Names

  • French: pin asiatique à longues aiguilles; pin Emodi

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Kiefer, Chir-; Kiefer, Emodi-
  • India: chil; chir; saral; sarol; shti; urdu
  • Italy: pino di Roxburgh
  • Nepal: Dhup
  • Pakistan: chil; chir

EPPO code

  • PIURO (Pinus roxburghii)

Trade name

  • chil
  • chir
  • chir pine

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Gymnospermae
  •                 Class: Pinopsida
  •                     Family: Pinaceae
  •                         Genus: Pinus
  •                             Species: Pinus roxburghii

Uses List

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Environmental

  • Agroforestry
  • Erosion control or dune stabilization
  • Revegetation

Fuels

  • Fuelwood

General

  • Ornamental

Materials

  • Dye/tanning
  • Essential oils
  • Fibre
  • Gum/resin
  • Miscellaneous materials
  • Pesticide
  • Wood/timber

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Source of medicine/pharmaceutical
  • Traditional/folklore

Wood Products

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Boats

Containers

  • Boxes
  • Cases
  • Crates

Furniture

Pulp

  • Long-fibre pulp

Roundwood

  • Building poles
  • Piles
  • Posts
  • Roundwood structures
  • Stakes
  • Transmission poles

Sawn or hewn building timbers

  • Beams
  • Bridges
  • Carpentry/joinery (exterior/interior)
  • Engineering structures
  • Exterior fittings
  • Fences
  • Flooring
  • For heavy construction
  • For light construction
  • Gates
  • Wall panelling

Textiles

Wood residues

Wood wool

Woodware

  • Matches