Araucaria heterophylla



Araucaria heterophylla, common name Norfolk Island pine is a slow growing tree, reaching a height of 50–65 m, with straight vertical trunks and symmetrical branches. it has gray-brown bark . The young leaves are soft and awl-shaped, 1–1.5 cm long, about 1 mm thick at the base on young trees, and incurved, 5–10 mm long and variably 2–4 mm broad on older trees. The cones
are squat globose, 10–12 cm long and 12–14 cm diameter, and take about 18 months to mature. They disintegrate at maturity to release the nut-like edible seeds. The seeds have a length of 2.5 to 3 cm and a diameter of about 1.2 cm with wide wings. There are four cotyledons present. It is a dioecious tree (male and female flowers in different plants), although it can also be monoecious. The scientific name heterophylla ("different leaves") derives from the variation in the leaves between young and adult plants.

28.00 Location D6 Latitude:  -38.4016097300000  Longitude:  146.052498210000 This tree was planted in 1890/1910 and is an original Moss nursery planting

28.01 Location D6 Latitude: -38.4029414900000  Longitude:146.052581620000 This tree was planted in 2004 and was photographed in 2021

SKU: 28 TAGS: Original Moss nursery planting, Coniferous

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