Araucaria angustifolia (Bertol.) Kuntze

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Araucaria angustifolia

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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

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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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Araucaria angustifolia., retrieved 1 December 2023

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