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P roxburghii Sarg.

Common Names
Chir Pine

Synonyms
P. longifolia Roxb. ex Lamb., not Salisb.

This is one of the finest of Indian pines. It is described as attaining 150 to 180 ft in height and a trunk-girth of 20 to 35 ft. The winter-buds are ovoid, not resinous; the leaves in threes, 8 in. to over 12 in. long. Cones elongated, ovoid, 5 to 8 in. long, 2{1/2} to 3{1/2} in. wide. It is the chief resin-producing pine of India. Tender, although capable of being grown in Cornish gardens.

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