Wollemia nobillis



Wollemia nobillis, common name Wollemi pine, is an evergreen tree reaching 25–40 m tall. The bark is very distinctive, dark brown, and knobbly. The branching is unusual in that nearly all the side branches do not have further branching. After a few years, each branch either terminates
in a cone (either male or female) or ceases growth. After this, or when the cone becomes mature, the branch dies. New branches then arise from dormant buds on the main trunk.
Rarely, a side branch will turn erect and develop into a secondary trunk, which then bears a new set of side branches.The leaves are flat linear, 3–8 cm long and 2–5 mm broad. They are arranged spirally on the shoot but twisted at the base to appear in two or four flattened ranks. As the leaves mature, they develop from bright lime-green to a more yellowish-green. The seed cones are green, 6–12 cm long and 5–10 cm (2.0–3.9 in) in diameter, and mature about 18–20 months after wind pollination. They disintegrate at maturity to release the seeds which are small and brown, thin and papery with a wing around the edge to aid wind-dispersal.The male (pollen) cones are slender conic, 5–11 cm long and 1–2 cm broad and reddish-brown in colour and are lower on the tree than the seed cones.

29.00 Location A9 Latitude:  -38.4013410000000  Longitude:  146.054980000000

SKU: 29 TAG: Coniferous

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