Pine Forest
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Caption: Pine Forest
Date: 23 September 2014
Place: Kavrepalanchok, Dhulikhel, Nepal
Copyright: Photographer
Description: Local name: khote salla (खोटे सल्ला), English name: Chir pine, Genus: Pinus, Species: roxburghii, Author: Sarge, Family: Pinaceae. A three-needled pine, with long needles forming spherical pompom-like clusters at the ends of the branches, especially in young trees. Cones ovoid. 10-18 cm by 6-9 cm when mature. with scales curved upwards at the apex.