August 6, 2020

Ponderosa Pine Male Cone

Macro and Micro Picture of the Day 2020-08-06

Here is a ponderosa pine male cone, also called a pollen cone, or stamen cluster. It's the structure that produces pollen. The other type of cone produced by the ponderosa pine is the seed cone, or female cone. Both types of cone are found on the same tree. Right click for full resolution.

Equipment used: Canon EOS Rebel T5i with a standard zoom lens (EF-S 18-55 mm).

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