Differences between Araucaria columnarisAraucaria heterophylla at pacifichorticulture and nationalregisterofbigtrees

Tree for ID : Mumbai : 030512 : AK-1:
An ornamental, cultivated tree seen at Jijamata Udyan, Mumbai.
A medium height tree, no flowers or fruits seen when picture was taken on the 18th of Nov,12.
From the Pine family?

Araucaria cookii

The ree look like a norfolk island pine to me… dont know the binomial though,…

This really tricky one to choose from two species … and … has suggested.
Sadly no cones are visible in the picture. But, I feel this tree is Araucaria heterophylla (Norfolk Island Pine), quite a common introduced tree in North America and I got a chance to see a bunch of them in my university and this tree surely matches the morphology.

This looked a little different to me than the ‘Christmas Tree’ we commonly come across, that’s the reason I posted it for id.
Thanks for finding the right one.



Araucaria sp. from Hooghly 30-11-12 sk:

Species : UNKNOWN
H & H : ornamental tree, about 10 ft or more
Date : 30/11/12, 8.40 a.m.
Place : Hooghly

Looks like one of the Araucaria species. A.heterophylla (synonym A. excelsa). Check for the valid name and synonym also please

also received ID as A. heterophylla from …


It is Araucaria heterophylla as have been identified by …

Pine Tree For ID : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 180613 : AK-3 :  Attachments (1).  4 posts by 2 authors.
A Pine Tree seen at Lalbagh, Bangalore on 24/7/2012.
Id please.

Looks more like Araucaria heterophylla syn. Araucaria excelsa”

The trees grow to a height of 50–65 m, with straight vertical trunks and symmetrical branches, even in the face of incessant onshore winds that can contort most other species.

The leaves are 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 thickest, scale-like leaves on coning branches are in the upper crown. 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

Thanks for this show. Seeing cones first time.

Araucaria excelsa : For Validation : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 06DEC14 : AK-21 : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments(6)
Araucaria species seen on 8/11/14.
Name plate suggests Araucaria excelsa.
Experts kindly validate.

Araucaria heterophylla, (Salisb.) Franco <=> Norfolk Island Pine Tree

Thanks for the correction …
You had given me the name earlier, but I could not recollect.

In lalbagh, banglore only one species found i.e. Araucaria cookie

The above 4 species are there in Lalbagh

Thanks for the list of Species.
Who would know the Trees of Lalbagh better than you?

Thanks …  for the list
I knew there had to more than one…
good that you have up to date information

SK1445 16 Sep 2018 : 12 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (3)- around 800 kb each.
Location: Lantau, Hong Kong 
Date: 14 August 2018
Elevation: 3000 ft.
Habit : Cultivated

Araucaria Species?

do you have the whole plant// tree? habit pic?

This should be Araucaria heterophylla.

now we have a diagnosis but it would still be better to have a habit picture

Araucaria heterophylla (Salisb.) Franco. Thank you …

I think there are two cultivated species in this genus, which are closely related and very difficult to separate.

In China there are three introduced species, Araucaria bidwilii, A. heterophylla and A. cunninghamii and in Hong Kong, there are two species Araucaria heterophylla and A. cunninghamii. They are very different.


MS, March, 2022/04 Araucaria heterophylla ? for id.: 4 images.
Location : Durtlang, Mizoram

Altitude : ca.1,400 m
Date : 10-06-2017
Habit : Tree
Habitat : Cultivated

you can check these plant images with Araucaria columnaris (G.Forst.) Hook.

Two species are very close and very difficult to differentiate.
I think it may be Araucaria heterophylla as per pacifichorticulture and nationalregisterofbigtrees

Request for ID : Nasik : 03NOV21 : AK – 001: 1 image.
I had found these under a Mango tree in July,21.
Probably some pods?

Appears to be seeds.

Yes … I meant winged seeds.

I found these again in my garden.

On searching, these look like the female cones of Araucaria heterophylla.
There is a tree close by.
Experts kindly verify.