Plantae > Tracheophyta > Pinopsida > Pinales > Araucariaceae > Araucaria > Araucaria hunsteinii
 

Araucaria hunsteinii (Klinki pine)

Synonyms:

Wikipedia Abstract

Araucaria hunsteinii (Klinki or Klinkii) is a species of Araucaria native to the mountains of Papua New Guinea. It is threatened by habitat loss. It is a very large evergreen tree (the tallest in New Guinea, and the tallest species in its family), growing to 50–80 m tall, exceptionally to 90 m, with a trunk up to 3 m diameter. The branches are horizontal, produced in whorls of five or six. The leaves are spirally arranged, scale-like or awl-like, 6–12 cm long and 1.5–2 cm broad at the base, with a sharp tip; leaves on young trees are shorter (under 9 cm) and narrower (under 1.5 cm). It is usually monoecious with male and female cones on the same tree; the pollen cones are long and slender, up to 20 cm long and 1 cm broad; the seed cones are oval, up to 25 cm long and 14–16 cm broad. The se
View Wikipedia Record: Araucaria hunsteinii

Attributes

Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-High
Janka Hardness [3]  530 lbf (240 kgf) Very Soft
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Specific Gravity [4]  0.387
Structure [2]  Tree

Predators

Distribution

Papua New Guinea. In the central mountain range from an isolated population on the Wamira River in the east through the Owen Stanley Range and the Bismarck Range, with other isolated stands near Sattelburg in the Huon Peninsula and on the Tagari River in the Central Highlands. This species, unlike A. cunninghamii, does not occur in Irian Jaja, the Indonesian western half of New Guinea. Golte (1993: Fig. 17) presents a detailed distribution map based on data from Gray (1973) depicting large and small forest stands of A. hunsteinii. Locality data based on herbarium collections seen by us are insufficient to present an adequate map of the distribution of this species. Altitude range: (550-)750-1700(-2100) m. TDWG: 43 NWG-PN; Papua New Guinea. In the central mountain range from an isolated population on the Wamira River in the east through the Owen Stanley Range and the Bismarck Range, with other isolated stands near Sattelburg in the Huon Peninsula and on the Tagari River in the Central Highlands. This species, unlike A. cunninghamii, does not occur in Irian Jaja, the Indonesian western half of New Guinea. Golte (1993: Fig. 17) presents a detailed distribution map based on data from Gray (1973) depicting large and small forest stands of A. hunsteinii. Locality data based on herbarium collections seen by us are insufficient to present an adequate map of the distribution of this species.. TDWG: 43 NWG-PN;

External References

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
3Wood Janka Hardness Scale/Chart J W Morlan's Unique Wood Gifts
4Chave J, Coomes D, Jansen S, Lewis SL, Swenson NG, Zanne AE (2009) Towards a worldwide wood economics spectrum. Ecology Letters 12: 351-366. Zanne AE, Lopez-Gonzalez G, Coomes DA, Ilic J, Jansen S, Lewis SL, Miller RB, Swenson NG, Wiemann MC, Chave J (2009) Data from: Towards a worldwide wood economics spectrum. Dryad Digital Repository.
5Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
6HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License