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Genus Araucaria Family Araucariaceae

Description: Trees with regularly whorled branches.

Mature leaves flat, spreading or overlapping, or reduced, often keeled.

Male cones axillary or terminal, solitary or in groups. Female cones axillary or terminal, pedunculate or subsessile, the cone scales often winged, the seed usually retained on the scale at shedding.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 18 species, Southern Hemisphere except Africa. Australia: 2 species, Qld, N.S.W.

Key adapted from Hill, K.D. (1998). Pinophyta. In: McCarthy, P.M., Flora of Australia 48. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra.

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept:

Taxa not yet included in identification key
Araucaria cunninghamii,    Araucaria heterophylla


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