Which tree yields resin and turpentine?

Blue pine yields resin and turpentine.


The scientific name of blue pine is Pinus wallichiana. It is a commercial source of turpentine. The wood is moderately hard, durable and highly resinous. It is a good firewood but gives off a pungent resinous smoke.

  • Turpentine is a substance characteristic of pine trees and other conifers, is composed of a mixture of resins and volatile oils. Pinus longifolia is one of the pine trees from which turpentine is obtained. This belongs to Pinaceae family of gymnosperms.
  • Resin, in the most specific meaning of the term, is a hydrocarbon secretion of many plants, particularly coniferous trees.

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