48. Pinus bhutanica Grierson, Long & Page PINACEAE

This species was distinguished from the blue pine (Pinus wallichiana, Number 13 of the Trail) only in 1980, as part of the research undertaken for the Flora of Bhutan at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Like the blue pine, its needles are in clusters of five, but it differs in its gracefully drooping foliage. It occurs from Central Bhutan eastwards to North-West Yunnan and South-East Tibet, and in India occurs in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. It grows in cool broad-leaved forest, between altitudes of 1750 and 2440 metres.

Photograph of a cone of Pinus bhutanica, RBGE herbarium

     

    RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
    Accession Number:19841998
    Scientific Name:Pinus bhutanica Grierson, D.G.Long & C.N.Page
    Family:Pinaceae
    Genus:Pinus
    Epithet:bhutanica
    Collector:Sinclair, Ian W.J. & Long, David G.
    Year:1984
    Origin:Bhutan, Sikkim & Darjeeling:Punakha Dist.:Thinleygang
    Elevation:1,800m
    Plant:19841998C
    Location:/Living Collections/Benmore/YT2/635
    Plant:19841998O
    Location:/Living Collections/External/XIV
    Plant:19841998B
    Location:/Living Collections/Logan/Z50
    Plant:19841998X
    Location:/Living Collections/Benmore/YT2/670
    Plant:19841998Z
    Location:/Living Collections/External/XTN
    Plant:19841998I
    Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
    Plant:19841998N
    Location:/Living Collections/External/XBD
    Plant:19841998W
    Location:/Living Collections/External/XCY
    Plant:19841998L
    Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
    Plant:19841998M
    Location:/Living Collections/External/XTV
    Plant:19841998D
    Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
    Plant:19841998V
    Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
    Plant:19841998J
    Location:/Living Collections/External/XTV
    Plant:19841998U
    Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
    Plant:19841998T
    Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
    Plant:19841998K
    Location:/Living Collections/External/XTV
    Plant:19841998P
    Location:/Living Collections/External/XIV
    Plant:19841998E
    Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/C13/ZZH040
    Plant:19841998AB
    Location:/Living Collections/External/XMS
    Plant:19841998G
    Location:/Living Collections/External/XEX
    Plant:19841998A
    Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
    Plant:19841998Q
    Location:/Living Collections/External/XIV
    Plant:19841998F
    Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
    Plant:19841998AA
    Location:/Living Collections/External/XTN
    Plant:19841998S
    Location:/Living Collections/External/XGD
    Plant:19841998H
    Location:/Living Collections/Benmore/YF8
    Plant:19841998R
    Location:/Living Collections/External/XIV
    Plant:19841998Y
    Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
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     Location: 27.516667,89.800000