Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Pinus patula Schltdl. & Cham. var. patula 
PODOCARPACEAE
patula pine, Mexican yellow pine, spreading leaved pine, Mexican weeping pine
Invasive, Problem species
Origin: Central America (Mexico to Nicaragua) Mexico
Growth Form: Tree
Plant Description: Plant: Coniferous tree with drooping foliage, 1220(40) m high; conical when young, developing a dense, rounded canopy at maturity; often forking low down with long, spreading branches. Leaves: Needles, bright green, in bundles of three, long (120300 mm), slender and drooping. Flowers: No description available. Fruit: Pale brown, woody, conic-ovoid, in clusters of 25, 70100 mm long, strongly reflexed on very short stalks; cone scales with sunken centres and minute, deciduous prickles.
Key Features:
Control: ring-bark, fell or treat large trees with soil acting herbicides, seedling and saplings can be uprooted when the soil is moist
Comments:
More information:
Weeds & Invasive Plants Home Page
NRCS Plants Database

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J.S. Peterson @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

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J.S. Peterson @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

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J.S. Peterson @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

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K Braun, Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

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K Braun, Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

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K Braun, Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

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