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Pinus kesiya (Luzon pine; Khasia pine; Khasi pine; Benguet pine)

Language: Bur; Chi; Filipino; Fre; Lao; Tha; Vie

Wikipedia Abstract

Pinus kesiya (Khasi pine, Benguet pine or three-needled pine) is one of the most widely distributed pines in Asia. Its range extends south and east from the Khasi Hills in the northeast Indian state of Meghalaya, to northern Thailand, Philippines, Burma, Cambodia, Laos, southernmost China, and Vietnam. It is an important plantation species elsewhere in the world, including in southern Africa and South America.
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Height [1]  44 feet (13.3 m)
Width [1]  31 feet (9.3 m)
Air Quality Improvement [1]  Low
Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-Low
Carbon Capture [1]  Low
Shade Percentage [1]  83 %
Temperature Reduction [1]  Medium-Low
Wind Reduction [1]  Medium
Hardiness Zone Minimum [1]  USDA Zone: 5 Low Temperature: -20 F° (-28.9 C°) → -10 F° (-23.3 C°)
Hardiness Zone Maximum [1]  USDA Zone: 8 Low Temperature: 10 F° (-12.2 C°) → 20 F° (-6.7 C°)
Water Use [1]  Moderate to Low
Janka Hardness [3]  720 lbf (327 kgf) Soft
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Specific Gravity [4]  0.466
Structure [2]  Tree


Cinara pinea[5]
Dioryctria abietella[6]
Dioryctria assamensis[6]
Dioryctria castanea[6]
Dioryctria rubella[6]
Dioryctria sylvestrella[6]
Eupterote epicharis[6]
Kunugia latipennis[6]
Lymantria loacana[6]
Milionia basalis[6]
Peucoteles herpestica[6]
Retinia cristata[6]
Strepsicrates ejectana[6]


China: Yunnan, extreme SE Xizang Zhizhiqu [Tibet]; NE India: Assam; Indochina; Malesia: Philippines (Luzon) TDWG: 36 CHC-YN CHT 40 ASS-AS ASS-MA ASS-ME ASS-MI ASS-NA 41 CBD LAO MYA THA VIE 42 PHI; China: Yunnan, extreme SE Xizang [Tibet]; NE India: Assam; Indochina; Malesia: Philippines (Luzon). TDWG: 36 CHC-YN CHT 40 ASS-AS ASS-MA ASS-ME ASS-MI ASS-NA 41 CBD LAO MYA THA VIE 42 PHI;



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1i-Tree Species v. 4.0, developed by the USDA Forest Service's Northern Research Station and SUNY-ESF using the Horticopia, Inc. plant database.
2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
3Wood Janka Hardness Scale/Chart J W Morlan's Unique Wood Gifts
4Chave J, Coomes D, Jansen S, Lewis SL, Swenson NG, Zanne AE (2009) Towards a worldwide wood economics spectrum. Ecology Letters 12: 351-366. Zanne AE, Lopez-Gonzalez G, Coomes DA, Ilic J, Jansen S, Lewis SL, Miller RB, Swenson NG, Wiemann MC, Chave J (2009) Data from: Towards a worldwide wood economics spectrum. Dryad Digital Repository.
5Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
6HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
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