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Araucaria cunninghamii Sweet,, Hort. Brit. ed.2,. 475,. 1830; Corner, Wayside Trees of Malaya, 1 : 719. 1952.

Leaves not flattened, needle‑like. Trees up to 30 m tall. Bark silvery‑grey brown, cracking and peeling transversely. Branches short. Whorls of up to 5 branches, 0.8‑2 m apart, sometimes less. Leaves dimorphic‑those on the lower or sapling shoots 15‑17 mm long, spikelike; those on the uppershoots shorter and slightly curved, needle‑like. Female cones 8‑10 x 6‑7 cm ovoid. Male cones smaller.

Lahore Dist.: Lawrence Gardens, M.S. Wald s.n. (RAW); Distribution: Australia to New Guinea. The 'Moreton Bay Pine' is cultivated at the Jinnah Gardens, Lahore (fide Parker, l.c. 551) and elsewhere.


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