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Pinus gerardiana Wall. ex. Lamb.,, Descr. Gen. Pinus. ed. 2, 3:. 151. 1837; H. Riedl, l.c.; Brandis, I.c. 508; Bamber, I.c.; Parker, l.c. 539 (Fig. 1, I).

Trees up to 18 m tall spreading at the top and with irregular branches. Bark silvery‑grey, thin. Leaves in clusters of 3, stiff, acicular, 6‑12 cm; sporophylls woody, apex with a recurved beak. Seeds about 20 mm long, ± cylindric, with a short wing.

Type: Himalaya, Wallich 6064.

Found in the inner dry valleys of the Himalaya and in Baluchistan. The seeds are edible and of a good quality. Common name: "Chilgoza Pine". FI. Per.: June‑July; Distribution: Afghanistan, Pakistan and N.W. Himalaya.


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