Aleppo pine Pinaceae Pinus halepensis
Leaf:Evergreen needles, 2 to 4 inches long in fascicles of 2, thin, straight, olive-green, persistent fascicle sheath.
Flower:Species is monoecious; males cylindrical, in tight cluster at branch tips; females small, reddish purple with loose scales at branch tips.
Fruit:Woody cone, 3 to 5 inches long, brown, broadly egg-shaped, stalked, unarmed.
Twig:Moderately stout, ash-gray to gray-brown.
Bark:Light gray and smooth when young, turning reddish brown and furrowed, with rounded scaly ridges.
Form:A medium sized tree (up to 70 feet tall) that develops a broad crown with large limbs and very fine foliage texture.