Table Mountain pine Pinaceae Pinus pungens

Leaf:Evergreen needles, 1 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches long, with 2 twisted, yellow-green, stout needles per fascicle.
Flower:Species is monoecious; males long, cylindrical, purple to yellow, clustered near branch tips; females green to light purple, often in clusters.
Fruit:Cones are ovoid, three inches long and very stout, dark red-brown and the umbo is armed with a large, thick, curved spine, sessile and persistent, often in whorls; maturing in the fall.
Twig:Moderately stout and tough, orange-brown in color; buds are narrowly ovoid, light brown and often resinous.
Bark:Scaly, dark red-brown or gray in color, eventually developing irregular plates with very scaly surfaces.
Form:A small to medium sized tree up to 65 feet tall with an irregular crown that supports several large, heavy branches, often with numerous, persistent, closed cones.

leaf flower fruit twig bark form map