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Araucaria columnaris

Araucaria columnaris (G. Forst.) Hook.

Araucaria excelsa (Lamb.) R. Br.

New Caledonian Pine

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionConiferophytaConifers—cone-bearing trees (and a few shrubs)
ClassPinopsidaGymnosperms such as cedars, Douglas-firs, cypresses, firs, junipers, kauri, larches, pines, hemlocks, redwoods, spruces, and yews
OrderPinalesCone-bearing plants: cedar, cypress, fir, juniper, larch, pine, redwood, spruce, yew, and others
FamilyAraucariaceaeAraucarian family
GenusAraucariaNamed for the South Chilean province of Arauco
SpeciescolumnarisColumnar, in the shape of a column

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Araucaria columnaris description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 9 Mar 2010.

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Araucaria columnaris (New Caledonian Pine)

2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA
≈ 4½ × 7' (1.5 × 2.2 m)

Araucaria columnaris (New Caledonian Pine)

2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA
≈ 29 × 19" (72 × 48 cm)

Araucaria columnaris (New Caledonian Pine)

2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA
≈ 5½ × 3½' (1.7 × 1.2 m)