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Aleppo Pine - introduced (*Pinus halepensis)

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Family: Pinaceae (Pine family).

Native of the Mediterranean region and western Asia.

Occurrence: Scattered occurrence.


Aleppo Pine is much less common than the widely planted Radiata Pine. It is a noxious weed in South Australia.

Similar Species: It can usually be distinguished from the other common pines by the more or less symmetrical cones, the pale leaves, and the paired needles.

Halpensis: native to Aleppo, an ancient city in Syria. The strong and durable wood was used by the Romans for ship-building.

Photos Below: Two views of Aleppo Pine. The lighter green leaves help identify this pine. Kalimna Reserve,