southwestern white pine Pinaceae Pinus strobiformis
Leaf:Evergreen needles, 2 to 3 inches long, in fascicles of 5, finely serated near tips, thin bluish-green with white stomatal lines only on inner surfaces, fascicle sheath deciduous.
Flower:Species is monoecious; males cylindrical, pale yellow, in clusters near branch tips; females light green to reddish, near ends of branches.
Fruit:Woody cone, 5 to 9 inches long, yellow-brown, thick scales bend backwards and have a narrow tip, matures in late summer.
Twig:Slender to moderate, green turning to a gray-brown, buds ovate, conical.
Bark:Gray-brown and initially smooth, becoming furrowed with scaly, rounded ridges.
Form:Medium sized straight tree with a conical crown when young, later broader with up-turned branches and a flat top.