The 2-3 inch brown cones have a slight prickle or snout on the umbo. The cone is similar to Pinus ponderosa but the latter cone is larger with a more obvious and sharp prickle.
NOTE: The thickened exposed part of each cone scale is called the apophysis. The umbo is the terminal protuberance on the tip of the apophysis. The umbo may be prickled or just slightly raised or pointed.
Karren Wcisel, TreeTopics.com
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