Vascular – Exotic
Trees & Shrubs - Gymnosperms
The National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. NVS maintains a standard set of species code abbreviations that correspond to standard scientific plant names from the Ngä Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants database.
Medium sized tree reaching about 35 m. Needles are stout 2.5-7 cm by 1-1.5 mm, in bunches of 2, grey-green to blue-green in colour, and twisted. New shoots are light yellow to light brown. Mature female cones are pendent 3-6 by 1.5-3 cm, light brownish grey.
Short needles held in pairs, foliage has silvery appearance. Small cones without spikes, shed annually. Similar to P. mugo and P. unciniata but in P. sylvestris the cones are held on short stalks.
Europe, W. and N. Asia
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