Araucaria araucana (Mol.) K.Koch
Araucaria imbricata (Pavon)
Araucariaceae
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A small tree up to 10m high with a unique appearance. The branches are long, spidery, with dark green leaves. They are ovate to lanceolate with a broad basis, spine-tipped, 2,5 - 3,5cm lang. The leaves are alive 10 - 15 years. The cones are globular, 10 - 18cm long, taking 3 years to mature. This is the only Araucaria, which is growing in center of Europe. the tree needs a little moist, fertile soil and humidity in the air.

Home: Chile, Argentina

Other views: Young tree, cone

Cultivated: Germany,France

Author: Ulrich Herzog

Ethnobotanical aspects of Araucaria araucana by Plants for a future database

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