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  Pinus patula
 
  Family: PINACEAE
  Citation:  Pinus patula Schl. & Cham., Linnaea 12: 488. 1838.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Mexican Weeping Pine
  Description: Tree to 25 m; bark reddish-brown, irregularly fissured; winter buds oblongish, to 2 cm; scales lanceolate, to 1 cm, acuminate, margins fringed. Leaves in 3s, to 20 cm, margins serrulate, apex acute; basal sheath to 1.5 cm, persistent. Staminate cones oblong, to 1 x 0.5 cm, clustered. Microsporophylls obovoid-oblong, to 0.1 cm, hood rounded, to 0.05 cm. Pistillate cones 2-8-clustered, broadly ellipsoid, later ovoid-ellipsoid, to 12 x 4 cm, pale brown, reflexed, oblique at base, stalk scaly. Ovuliferous scales broadly obovate becoming obovate-oblong, to 2.5 x 1 cm; exposed part rhomboidal, concave with 2 shallow furrows at right angles to each other, apex mucronate; bract-scale obcordate, 0.1 x 0.18 cm. Seeds 0.4x 0.2 cm; wings to 1 x 0.5 cm.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as ornamental tree in the High Ranges
  Distribution: Central and East Mexico
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s):
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: ,g,
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
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