Araucaria cunninghamii

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Name and publication

Araucaria cunninghamii Aiton ex A. Cunn, A. B. Lambert, Descr. Pinus ed. 3, 2 unnumbered pages (1832) (Sweet, Hort. Brit. Ed. 2:475. 1830, nom. nud.).


The small adult branches of hoop-pine or Moreton Bay-pine, commonly called "aurcuria" in the potpourri trade, bear scale-like leaves, 6-15 mm long, that are narrowly triangular, slightly curved, keeled on both sides, and crowded in spirals.

Nativity and distribution

Araucaria cunninghamii is native to Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Australia but cultivated in the tropics.