Pinus patula Schiede ex Schltdl. & Cham.

Patula Pine

Linnaea 6: 354 (1831) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Tree to 10 m tall. Bark orange-brown, often reddish-brown higher up trunk, fissured. Winter buds 20–40 mm long, not resinous; scales fringed. Leaves in clusters of 3(–5), mostly 18–20 cm long, bright green, becoming pendulous. Female cones in clusters of 2–5, subsessile, pendulous, pale brown to grey, ovoid-cylindrical, strongly asymmetrical, 8–12 cm long, persistent; exposed portion of scale angular with minute dorsal spine. Seed with a well-developed wing.       

*CVU, *GipP. Also naturalised Qld, NSW. Native to Mexico.

Grown as an ornamental in Victoria and rarely for timber elsewhere in Australia. Pinus patula is naturalised in Victoria near Mount Macedon, establishing from plantings in a nearby picnic ground. 

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 patula in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pinus patula in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present introduced
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised

State distribution

Distribution map
Western Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory