Pinus halepensis Mill.

Aleppo Pine

Gard. Dict. no., edn 8, 8 (1768) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Tree to 25 m tall with a broad round crown. Bark purplish brown to grey-brown, narrowly fissured. Winter buds 5–10 mm long, not resinous; scales persistent, fringed, apically recurved. Leaves in pairs, 5–9 cm long, dull, grey-green. Female cones solitary or in clusters, stalked, pendulous, grey-brown to reddish brown, ovoid-conical, 5–11 cm long, deciduous or persisting; exposed portion of scale rounded with truncate dorsal protrusion.  Seed with a well-developed wing.

*GipP, *Gold, *OtP, *VAlp, *VRiv, *VVP. Als naturalised WA, SA, NSW. Native in the Mediterranean region. Occasionally planted as shelter trees, Pinus halepensis has naturalised in some parts of Victoria. .

Created by: Andre Messina, 2014-07-15
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-05-03
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
class Pinopsida
order Pinales
family Pinaceae
genus Pinus
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Pinus halepensis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pinus halepensis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Victorian Riverina present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present introduced
Otway Plain present naturalised
Goldfields present naturalised
Victorian Alps present introduced

State distribution

Distribution map
Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory