Subordinate Taxa
Scientific Name:
Araucariaceae Henkel & W.Hochst.

Evergreen, resinous trees, mostly monoecious, sometimes dioecious. Buds lacking scales, but protected by lvs. Lvs generally broad and flattened, sometimes narrow or subulate, spirally arranged; veins parallel. ♂ strobili (cones) axillary or terminal, cylindric; stamens (microsporophylls) numerous, spirally arranged; filaments expanded; anthers (microsporangia) many to each stamen, borne on lower surface. ♀ cones (strobili) terminal, globular to broad-ovoid; bracts 0; ovuliferous scales (megasporophylls) spirally arranged, imbricate, with a single ovule on the upper surface. Fr. woody and sometimes massive, disintegrating when mature. Seed winged or not; cotyledons 2 or 4.

[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

Number of species in New Zealand within Araucariaceae Henkel & W.Hochst.
Indigenous (Endemic)1
Exotic: Fully Naturalised1
Exotic: Casual3