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Wollemia nobilis W.G.Jones, K.D.Hill & J.M.Allen
Family Araucariaceae
Common name: Wollemi Pine

Wollemia nobilis W.G.Jones, K.D.Hill & J.M.Allen APNI*

Description: Trees to 40 m high; trunk to 1 m diam.; bark densely covered with dark brown nodules or tubercles.

Leaves on leading shoots, arranged in 5–8 spiral rows, narrow-triangular, 3–10 mm long, keeled, acute, pungent; leaves on juvenile lateral shoots (growing horizontally away from the leading shoots) spirally distichous, linear to narrow-triangular, leathery, rounded or obtuse, upper surface deep green, lower surface glaucous, 2–8 cm long, 2–5 mm wide; leaves on adult lateral shoots arranged in 4 regular vertical rows, narrow-oblong, leathery, rounded, dull pale to mid-green, 1–4 cm long, 4–8 mm wide.

Male cones to10.9 cm long, 19 mm diam. Female cones 5–8 cm long diam.

Seeds pale brown, 4–6 mm wide including the wing.


Illustration
L. Elkan

Distribution and occurrence: Gorge in a remote part of the Wollemi N.P.

Plants emergent above warm-temperate coachwood-sassafras rainforest, in a deep sheltered gorge.
NSW subdivisions: CT

Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Critically Endangered
AVH map***

One of the world's rarest trees, with about 40 adult trees known occurring in 2 small sites; discovered in 1994, despite occurring within 150 km of the Sydney metropolitan area.

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 Suppl. (1999)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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