Apache pine Pinaceae Pinus
|Leaf: Evergreen needles, 8 to 14 inches long, three to a fascicle, dull dark green, clustered, brush-like and often drooping near the ends of twigs.
Flower: Species is monoecious; males yellow to purple, cylindrical, in clusters at ends of twigs; females small, reddish, at branch tips.
Fruit: Woody ovoid cone, 4 to 7 inches long, reddish brown, sessile or with a very short stalk, armed with a short, stout prickle.
Twig: Stout, gray-brown becoming very dark, buds large (1/2 to 3/4 inch long), resinous, needles tufted and drooping at branch tips.
Bark: Dark grayish brown, furrows reddish brown, on larger trees bark develops lighter reddish brown, scaly plates.
Form: A medium sized tree reaching 60 to 80 feet tall with a straight trunk and regular open crown with a few large branches.
Looks like: ponderosa pine
- Chihuahua pine
- longleaf pine
| Additional Range Information:
Pinus engelmannii is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting Apache pine.
| External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson