Araucaria bidwillii Hook., London J. Bot. 2: 503 1843. (Syn: Columbea bidwillii (Hook.) Carrière; Marywildea bidwillii (Hook.) A.V.Bobrov & Melikyan);    


Tree for ID : Lalbagh, Bangalore : 300412 : AK-2: Another very tall tree seen on the 15th of April,12 at Lalbagh.
Another Pine?
Leaf tip had a very sharp spine.

Araucaria bidwillii – Bunya Pine Tree

Yeah this is Araucaria bidwillii. we also have a few trees at Rose garden at Chandigarh

Yes Araucaria bidwillii. Also seen in Company garden Pachmarhi (M.P.)




A native of Australia this Araucaria bidwillii is known as “Bunya bunya” and planted as avenue tree in India.
This photograph is from Botanical Garden of Botanical Survey of India, Dehradun.




Araucaria bidwillii, the bunya pine, is a large evergreen coniferous tree in the genus Araucaria, family Araucariaceae.
It is native to south-east Queensland with two small disjunct populations in northern Queensland’s World Heritage listed Wet Tropics, and many fine old specimens planted in New South Wales, and around the Perth, Western Australia, metropolitan area.
It can grow up to 30–45 m. The Bunya Pine is the last surviving species of the Section Bunya of the genus Araucaria. This section was diverse and widespread during the Mesozoic with some species having cone morphology similar to A. bidwillii, which appeared during the Jurassic. Fossils of Section Bunya are found in South America and Europe 



Seen at Lalbagh on 24/11/13.

A huge, tall tree.

Please validate.

I would have thought of Araucaria bidwillii but leaves are a bit longer than usual !!

Do you mean this plant is from Lalbagh, Bangalore?

I think its Araucaria bidwillii
The name plate are you sure from the same tree.

Anyway, they put wrong plates on many trees.

yes sir I agree with your viewpoint. Tha plate could have been misplaced. This does look like bidwilii.

The name plate seems to belong to the same tree.
Could be wrong.
I will take Araucaria bidwillii as the id.




Attached are pictures of a plant captured in Ooty Botanical Gardens, Ooty in November 2013.
Araucaria bidwillii, as per the placard, requested to please validate ID. 

ID seems correct.



Gymnosperm Fortnight : For ID : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 111213 : AK-9 : Attachments (3).  5 posts by 3 authors.

Seen at Lalbagh on 24/11/13.

A huge, tall tree.
Id please.

Araucaria bidwillii, I think.

Thanks for the id.



Araucaria bidwillii Hook. (accepted name) : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)
Location: Pashupati, Nepal
Altitude:  4600ft.

Date: 16 October 2016

Nepali names : काँडे सल्लेा Kaade Sallo  / ढेँगे सल्ला  Dhenge Salla 

Superb images, …


Mumbai, MH :: Araucaria for ID :: ARK2019-1035 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

This plant was seen in a Flower Show in Mumbai in January 2017.
It was labelled as Araucaria heterophylla, but to me the leaves looks like A. bidwillii.
Requested to please provide the correct ID.

Bidwilli is correct 

Trying to attach pics in correct orientation.
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