Araucaria of Cook, Araucaria columnaris
tree of the family Araucariaceae
Conifer with persistent leaves. Leaves in sharp scales.
Origin: New Caledonia, News-Hebrides (photo taken in India, but of araucarias young people of Cook are planted arboretum, in Europe) there.
Habitat: the araucaria of Cook supports littoral zones, swept by spray, what explains the disappearance of the low branches, and confers on him this pace columnar narrower in the bottom, puffed out at the top.
Height: 30 m (unusually 60 m, in its original area).
Leaves: the young leaves are radial, pointed, of 1-1,5 cm; base decurrent wider. The old leaves are nested against each other.