Araucaria heterophylla (Salisb.) Franco, Anais Inst. Super. Agron. 19: 11 1952. (Syn: Araucaria excelsa var. glauca Carrière; Eutacta excelsa var. aurea-variegata Carrière; Eutacta excelsa var. glauca (Carrière) Carrière; Eutacta excelsa var. monstrosa Carrière; Eutacta excelsa var. variegata-alba Carrière; Eutassa heterophylla Salisb.);
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?
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:
Is this Araucaria columnaris (Forster)Hook. f. ?
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.
Gymnosperm Fortnight : Araucaria heterophylla, (Salisb.) Franco <=> Norfolk Island Pine Tree – RA – Bangalore :
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
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
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.