New guinea kauri

It is a large evergreen tree growing up to 60 m tall. The leaves are in decussate opposite pairs, 7-10 cm long and 18-30 mm broad on mature trees, up to 13 cm long and 45 mm broad on young trees. The cones are oval, 8.5-10 cm long and 6.5-7.5 cm diameter, and disintegrate at maturity to release the winged seeds.

Araucariaceae New Guinea kauri Distribution Papua New Guinea Habitat A species of tropical, submontane, moist, mixed, closed forest, occurring as an emergent or in groves on exposed sites between 900 - 1980m. Population Status and Trends Scattered emergents survive in small exposed groves of rainforest in the eastern highlands. Over-exploitation of the timber is a threat. Role of species in the Ecosystem No information. More