Araucaria angustifolia (Bertol.) Kuntze

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Araucaria angustifolia

Photo: Sune Holt
Polana Cimento "A", Maputo, Mozambique

Araucaria angustifolia

Photo: Sune Holt
Polana Cimento "A", Maputo, Mozambique

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Synonyms: Araucaria brasiliensis A. Rich.
Auracaria brasiliana A. Rich.
Common names: Parana pine (English)
Description: Dioecious 25–35 metres tall, trunk straight and branches horizontal branches. Branchlets placed in whorls of 4–8 with thick lanceolate dark green leaves sharply acute and needle-like usually in pairs. Male cones dense and shortly extending beyond the axil of the leaves, 10–18 cm long by 1.2–2.5 cm wide, scales imbricate. Female cones globular, 18–25 cm long by 13 cm wide, brown, maturing in 2–3 years. Seeds are light brown approx. 50 mm long by 8–20 mm wide, with narrow wings.
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Growth form(s): Tree.
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Content last updated: Tuesday 5 January 2016
Literature:

Biegel, H.M. (1977). Check-list of ornamental plants used in Rhodesian parks and gardens. Rhodesia Agricultural Journal. Research Report No. 3. Page 24.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Araucaria angustifolia

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Araucaria angustifolia
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Araucaria angustifolia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Araucaria angustifolia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Araucaria angustifolia
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Araucaria angustifolia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Araucaria angustifolia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Araucaria angustifolia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Araucaria angustifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Araucaria angustifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Araucaria angustifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Araucaria angustifolia
The Plant List (version 1.1): Araucaria angustifolia
Tropicos: Araucaria angustifolia


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Araucaria angustifolia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/cult/species.php?species_id=169180, retrieved 18 November 2018

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