Pine cone ID

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  1. davallia

    davallia Active Member

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    The attached photo of the cone with pale apophyses was taken in 2013, labeled Pinus halepensis. All other P. halepensis I've seen look like the other 2 pix. Can this species vary like this? Or, is the one labeled incorrectly. Any help appreciated.
     

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  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Immature cones of Pinus halepensis dry pale yellow like this if picked a few months before maturity; these cones look like they have been picked by squirrels or some other seed-eater (in Australia, perhaps most likely by cockatoos). So I'd guess it is correctly labelled.
     
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    Thank you Michael -
     

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