Classification
 Subordinate Taxa
 Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Araucariaceae Henkel & W.Hochst.
 Description

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.]

 Biostatus
Number of species in New Zealand within Araucariaceae Henkel & W.Hochst.
CategoryNumber
Indigenous (Endemic)1
Exotic: Fully Naturalised1
Exotic: Casual2
Total4