Pinus patula
Jelecote pine

Pinaceae (pine family)
Mexico

A rather strikingly different pine with light green needles, 15–25 inches long, that hang in fans almost straight down. The needles are in bunches of three or more. The cones are about 4 inches or so long, with shiny scales.

See it at 840 Lathrop Drive; at 883 Lathrop, a Jelecote is left of the P. canariensis. In Palo Alto, three are in the parking lot divider on the north side of the Main Library on Newell Road. Two can be seen at 224 Greenmeadow Way, on the right side along the fence.

· A simple key to campus pines

Name derivation: Pinus – Latin for pine; patula – spreading.

About this Entry: The main text of this entry is from the book Trees of Stanford and Environs, by Ronald Bracewell, published 2005. John Rawlings subsequently clarified needle size.