Pinus halepensis Mill., Gard. Dict. ed. 8 8 1768. (Syn: Pinus abasica Carrière; Pinus abchasica Carrière [Invalid]; Pinus arabica Sieber ex Spreng.; Pinus carica D.Don; Pinus ceciliae Llorens & L.Llorens; Pinus colchica Booth ex Gordon [Invalid]; Pinus genuensis J.Cook; Pinus halepensis var. abasica (Carrière) Carrière; Pinus halepensis var. carica (D.Don) Carrière; Pinus halepensis var. ceciliae (Llorens & L.Llorens) L.Llorens ex Rosselló, Cubas & N.Torres; Pinus halepensis var. genuensis (J.Cook) Antoine; Pinus halepensis var. minor Antoine; Pinus hierosolimitana Duhamel [Invalid]; Pinus hispanica J.Cook; Pinus loiseleuriana Carrière; Pinus maritima Aiton [Illegitimate]; Pinus maritima Mill.; Pinus paroliniana Webb ex Carrière; Pinus parolinii Vis.; Pinus penicillus Lapeyr.; Pinus pseudohalepensis Denhardt ex Carrière; Pinus saportae Rouy);
Mediterranean, from Morocco and Portugal to Greece and the coast of Libya at Jabal al Akhdar, and in Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, SW Syria as per Catalogue of Life;

Pinus halepensis, commonly known as the Aleppo Pine, is a pine native to the Mediterranean region. Their range extends from Morocco and Spain north to southern France, Italy and Croatia, and east to Greece, all over Malta and northern Tunisia, and Libya, with an outlying population (from which it was first described) in Syria, Lebanon, southern Turkey, Jordan, Israel, and Palestinian territories. In Israel it is called Jerusalem Pine.
Pinus halepensis, the Aleppo pine, is generally found at low altitudes, mostly from sea level to 200 metres (660 ft), but can grow at an altitude of up to 1,000 m (3,300 ft) in southern Spain, well over 1,200 m (3,900 ft) on Crete and up to 1,700 m (5,600 ft) in the south, in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia.[2][3]  

Pinus halepensis is a small to medium-size tree, 15–25 metres (49–82 ft) tall, with a trunk diameter of up to 60 centimetres (24 in), exceptionally up to 1 m (3 ft 3 in). The bark is orange-red, thick and deeply fissured at the base of the trunk, and thin and flaky in the upper crown. The leaves (“needles”) are very slender, 6–12 cm (2.4–4.7 in) long, distinctly yellowish green and produced in pairs (rarely a few in threes). The cones are narrow conic, 5–12 cm (2.0–4.7 in) long and 2–3 cm (0.79–1.2 in) broad at the base when closed, green at first, ripening glossy red-brown when 24 months old. They open slowly over the next few years, a process quickened if they are exposed to heat such as in forest fires. The cones open 5–8 cm (2.0–3.1 in) wide to allow the seeds to disperse. The seeds are 5–6 mm (0.20–0.24 in) long, with a 20 mm (0.79 in) wing, and are wind-dispersed.[2][3][4]
The resin of the Aleppo Pine is used to flavor the Greek wine retsina. The pine nuts of the Aleppo pine tree, from which a pudding is derived and called “ Asidet Zgougou” in the Tunisian dialect is served in bowls, covered with cream, and topped with almonds and small candies.
(From Wikipedia on 2.1.14)


Pinus for id photographed from Srinagar Kashmir;
leaves 2 in a cluster; female cones up to 12 cm long, conical, compact.

Some Pinus species in India & eFI

Most likely Pinus halepensis Miller

I think you are right dear … Thanks a lot.



Pine Tree for ID : Buffalo,New York : 08DEC17 : AK-06 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Pine tree seen in Buffalo, NY on 29th June.
For Species id please.

I hope Pinus halepensis.


Pine for ID :: Venice :: EU-ARKNOV09 : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)
This tree was seen in Venice, Italy in May 2016.
Could you please ID the same?

Cant’ help

I do not have expertise in cultivated species of Pinus plus
have more than sufficient to do attempting to sort out Himalayan flora, so cannot help.

Pinus halepensis Mill. ??


France, July 2022 :: Pine for ID :: ARK2022-093: 5 high res. images.

This pine was clicked in Nice, Coastal France in July 2022.
Requested to please ID.
I think it has 2 leaves in a bunch.

Pinus pinaster Aiton !

I think appears more closer to marking on young cones of Pinus halepensis at

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