The genus Pinus is one of the most widely distributed
genera of conifers in the Northern Hemisphere. In India
seven species of pines viz., Pinus roxburghii, P.
wallichiana, P. armandi, P. gerardiana, P. kesiya, P.
bhutanica and P. merkusii are known to occur in the
Himalayas. However only four species viz., P. roxburghii,
P. wallichiana, P. gerardiana and P. kesiya contribute
significantly to the economy of the country and protect
the watersheds. The positions of several endemic
species as well as relationships among and between
Asian pines are still not well settled [1-4].
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H. S. Ginwal, Pallavi Bisht, Priti Chauhan, Shalini Singh Maurya and Santan Barthwal info_circle