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Distribution map (redrawn from de Laubenfels 1972).


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Conservation status 2010: protocol 3.1

Araucaria subulata

Vieill. 1862

Common Names

Narrow-leaf araucaria (Silba 1986).

Taxonomic notes

Syn: A. balansae Brong. et Griseb. (Silba 1986).


"A columnar tree to 50 m tall. Bark gray, exfoliating in thin strips. Branches in one plane in a sharp V-like pattern or in a U-like pattern, 5-9 mm. in diameter. Juvenile leaves needle-like, narrowly lanceolate, curved inwards. Adult leaves scale-like, midrib prominent, lanceolate, curved inwards, 4-6 mm. long by 2-2.5 mm. wide, keeled dorsally. Male cone cylindrical, 5-10 cm. long by 1.2-1.3 cm. wide, pollen sacs 10, microsporophylls triangular. Female cone globose, 11-12 cm. long by 7-9 cm. wide, bracts short, to 6 mm. long. Seeds to 3 cm. long, nuts ovate, wings nearly rectangular. Germination epigeal" (Silba 1986).

Distribution and Ecology

New Caledonia: Ignambi; Canala; Mt. Dzumac; Mt. des Sources, 320-1900 m (Silba 1986). The IUCN reports that the population status is stable.

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See also

Association Endemia, a site devoted to New Caledonian species. Has excellent photos, a range map, and other information. In French.

Last Modified 2012-11-23