APFORGEN Priority Species Information Sheet - Pinus merkusii Jungh et de Vriese

Family: Pinaceae

Description: A medium to large-sized tree species, commonly reaches a height of 30-35 m and diameter of

60-80 cm. Exceptional trees may reach 45 m in height and 140 cm in diameter. Trunk straight and cylindrical, very resinous. Bark thick, reddish-brown, splitting deeply longitudinally. Leaves dark-green, 15-25 cm long, with

typical fascicles of two needles. Cones mature after two years. Scales of the first year cones spineless. The second year cones cylindrical or long ovate with pedicel about 1 cm long. Scale-surface rhomboid, margin sharp. Seeds ovate, slightly flat, bearing a thin wing, 1.5-2 cm.

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