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Updated 2/21/2015

Family Araucariaceae

HAWAII - NATURALIZED

Araucaria columnaris



Lana'i City, Lana'i

Wa'ahila ridge, Oahu

   

COOK PINE

Common on slopes & ridges where it is naturalized, initially planted for reforestation.  Elongate conical in habit, branchlets erect and densely clustered toward branch ends, needles initially bristle-like, becoming thick and triangular, bark peeling in strips.  Native to New Caledonia.  Often misidentified as Norfolk Island Pine, Araucaria heterophylla.

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