Pinus Roxburghii

Pinus Roxburghii

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The Chir Pine, Pinus roxburghii, named after William Roxburgh, is a pine native to the Himalaya. The range extends from northern Pakistan (North-West Frontier Province, Azad Kashmir,Margalla Hills,Islamabad Capital Territory,Murree),across northern India (Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim) and Nepal to Bhutan.

It generally occurs at lower altitudes than other pines in the Himalaya, from 500-2000 m, occasionally up to 2,300 metres. The other Himalayan pines are Blue Pine, Bhutan White Pine, Chinese White Pine, Chilgoza Pine and Sikang Pine.