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Araucaria heterophylla leaf (Xmas tree)

Leaves laminar, spinous tipped, alternate, crowded, linear, incurved, blunt at apex.


As per my search, the following species are cultivated in India & Araucaria heterophylla may not be growing in India (One can see the details by clicking on the links). I think we need to check & correct our postings of Araucaria heterophylla so far on the group:
Gardening in India By George Marshall Woodrow, G Marshall (1999- Araucaria bidwillii, Araucaria cookii R.Br. ex Endl. synonym of Araucaria columnaris (G.Forst.) Hook., Araucaria excelsa (Lamb.) R.Br. synonym of Araucaria columnaris (G.Forst.) Hook., Araucaria cunninghamii Aiton ex D.Don)


Trees of Delhi: A Field Guide By Pradip Krishen (2006- Identifying Delhi’s Christmas tree- Araucaria columnaris & not Araucaria heterophylla)


Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1986- Araucaria bidwillii, Araucaria cookii R.Br. ex Endl. synonym of Araucaria columnaris (G.Forst.) Hook., Araucaria excelsa (Lamb.) R.Br. synonym of Araucaria columnaris (G.Forst.) Hook., Araucaria cunninghamii Aiton ex D.Don)


Species with description & keys in Flora of Pakistan :

  • Araucaria columnaris (Forster)Hook. f.
  • Araucaria cunninghamii Sweet,

  • A heterophylla is grown in India


    Thanks, …,
    Could you pl. give any refrence (which states that it is cultivated in India) as I could not find any on the net ?






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