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Pinus wallichiana
(blue pine)

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Pinus wallichiana (blue pine)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Pinus wallichiana
  • Preferred Common Name
  • blue pine
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Gymnospermae
  •         Class: Pinopsida
  • Uses List
  • Agroforestry
  • Carved material
  • Fuelwood
  • Ornamental
  • Revegetation

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Pictures

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Pinus wallichiana: moist temperate forest in the Himalayas (Pakistan).
TitleForest
CaptionPinus wallichiana: moist temperate forest in the Himalayas (Pakistan).
Copyright©K.M. Siddiqui
Pinus wallichiana: moist temperate forest in the Himalayas (Pakistan).
ForestPinus wallichiana: moist temperate forest in the Himalayas (Pakistan).©K.M. Siddiqui
Branching habit of Pinus wallichiana.
TitleTree habit
CaptionBranching habit of Pinus wallichiana.
Copyright©K.M. Siddiqui
Branching habit of Pinus wallichiana.
Tree habitBranching habit of Pinus wallichiana.©K.M. Siddiqui
TitleYoung tree
Caption
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Young tree©K.M. Siddiqui
Male flowers of Pinus wallichiana after shedding pollen.
TitleMale flowers
CaptionMale flowers of Pinus wallichiana after shedding pollen.
Copyright©K.M. Siddiqui
Male flowers of Pinus wallichiana after shedding pollen.
Male flowersMale flowers of Pinus wallichiana after shedding pollen.©K.M. Siddiqui
Female flower of Pinus wallichiana and one-year-old cones.
TitleFemale flower
CaptionFemale flower of Pinus wallichiana and one-year-old cones.
Copyright©K.M. Siddiqui
Female flower of Pinus wallichiana and one-year-old cones.
Female flowerFemale flower of Pinus wallichiana and one-year-old cones.©K.M. Siddiqui
Stand of young P. wallichiana (Blue Pine).|Stand of young Pinus wallichiana (Blue Pine).
TitleTree stand
CaptionStand of young P. wallichiana (Blue Pine).|Stand of young Pinus wallichiana (Blue Pine).
Copyright©K.M. Siddiqui
Stand of young P. wallichiana (Blue Pine).|Stand of young Pinus wallichiana (Blue Pine).
Tree standStand of young P. wallichiana (Blue Pine).|Stand of young Pinus wallichiana (Blue Pine).©K.M. Siddiqui
Tree top of Pinus wallichiana with old cones.
TitleCrown with cones
CaptionTree top of Pinus wallichiana with old cones.
Copyright©K.M. Siddiqui
Tree top of Pinus wallichiana with old cones.
Crown with conesTree top of Pinus wallichiana with old cones.©K.M. Siddiqui

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Pinus wallichiana A. B. Jacks.

Preferred Common Name

  • blue pine

Variety

  • Pinus wallichiana var. karakorama
  • Pinus wallichiana var. wallichiana

Other Scientific Names

  • Pinus excelsa Wall. ex D. Don, nom. illeg.
  • Pinus griffithii McClell.
  • Pinus nepalensis Chambray

International Common Names

  • English: Bhutan pine; Himalayan blue pine; Himalayan white pine
  • French: pin de l'Himalaya; pin pleureur

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Tranenkiefer
  • India: biar; chil; kail; lion
  • Italy: pino dell'Imalaia; pino excelsa
  • Netherlands: tranenden; tranenpijn
  • Pakistan: biar; kail

EPPO code

  • PIUWA (Pinus wallichiana)

Trade name

  • biar
  • kail

Taxonomic Tree

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

Uses List

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Environmental

  • Agroforestry
  • Revegetation

Fuels

  • Fuelwood

General

  • Ornamental

Materials

  • Carved material
  • Fibre
  • Gum/resin
  • Miscellaneous materials
  • Wood/timber

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Source of medicine/pharmaceutical

Wood Products

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Containers

  • Boxes
  • Cases

Furniture

Pulp

  • Long-fibre pulp

Railway sleepers

Sawn or hewn building timbers

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

Vehicle bodies

Veneers

Wood wool

Wood-based materials

  • Plywood
  • Wood cement

Woodware

  • Wood carvings