Chiricahua Pine: Pinus leiophylla var. chihuahuana

Overview of Pinus leiophylla var. chihuahuana photographed on the Black Water Hole hike in the Peloncillo Mountains in the bootheel of NM. This pine is similar to Pinus ponderosa, but has shorter needles and smaller cones.
Overview of Pinus leiophylla var. chihuahuana photographed on the Black Water Hole hike in the Peloncillo Mountains in the bootheel of NM.
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Close-up of the needles of <em>Pinus leiophylla var. chihuahuana</em>.
Close-up of the needles of Pinus leiophylla var. chihuahuana photographed on the Black Water Hole hike in the Peloncillo Mountains in the bootheel of NM. This pine has the same number of needles as Pinus ponderosa, but the needles are shorter.
Close-up of the cones of Pinus leiophylla var. chihuahuana photographed on the Black Water Hole hike in the Peloncillo Mountains in the bootheel of NM. This pine has smaller cones than Pinus ponderosa.
Close-up of the cones of <em>Pinus leiophylla var. chihuahuana</em>.
Close-up of the bark of <em>Pinus leiophylla var. chihuahuana</em>.
Close-up of the bark of Pinus leiophylla var. chihuahuana photographed on the Black Water Hole hike in the Peloncillo Mountains in the bootheel of NM.

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