Araucaria heterophylla (Salisb.) Franco

Sub-Family: Not available
English Name: Australian Pine
Synonym: Entassa heterophylla Salisb
Common Name: Norfolk Island pine, House pine
Flowering & Fruiting Period: Not specified
Distribution: Australia to Polynesia
Habitat: Grown as ornamental tree
Uses: Edible seeds, Christmas tree, bowl carving. Timber used for wood-turning and crafts-making.
Key Characteristics: Conical (young) trees to 30 m. Branches whorled, horizontal or pendent; branchlets mostly distichous, horizontal or drooping. Juvenile leaves awl-shaped, incurved, 4-angular, apex sharp pointed; leaves on older stems broadly lanceolate or ovate, dorsally flattened.