Pinus wallichiana A.B.Jacks.

Blue Pine

Bull. Misc. Inform. 1938: 85 (1938)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Tree to 35 m tall. Bark thin, grey-brown, fissured. Winter buds slightly resinous. Leaves in clusters of 5, 10–15 cm long, dark green, often glaucous. Female cones solitary, stalked, pendulous, shiny, often glaucous, narrowly cylindrical, 15–30 cm long; exposed portion of scale rounded with small dorsal point. Seed with a well-developed wing.

*NIS. Native Afghanistan, China, Indian subcontinent, and Myanmar.

An important timber tree and used for producing turpentine. Grown as an ornamental tree in Victoria where it has escaped cultivation near Beechworth.  

In its native range, plants can obtain height of up to 70 m tall.

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 wallichiana in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pinus wallichiana in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Northern Inland Slopes present introduced