cookii R. Br. ex Endl., Araucaria
excelsa (Lamb.) R. Br., Araucaria
intermedia R. Br. ex Vieill., Columbea excelsa (Lamb.) Spreng., Cupressus columnaris J. R.
||Christmas Tree, Cook Pine, New Caledonia pine, Cook araucaria, or columnar
|English / Trade Name
||Cook Pine, Coral Reef Araucaria, Christmas Tree
|Vernacular /Local Name
||Female seed cones scaly, egg-shaped.
||Planted as an ornamental tree and street tree in warm temperate climates. It is cultivated in gardens and public landscapes
||It is native to New Caledonia and Vanuatu. But also found in Chile, Argentina, southern Brazil, New Caledonia, Norfolk Island, Australia, and New Guinea. By far greatest diversity exists in New Caledonia, due to the island's long isolation and stability
||The bark peels off in papery strips and is rough, gray, and resinous.
|Distribution in chandigarh
||Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park, Sector 1, Sector 9, Sector 30
||Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
|Description of Species
||Tree up to 60 m, bark peels off in thin paper like sheets. The branches lined with cord-like, horizontal branchlets. The branchlets covered with small, green, incurved, point-tipped, spirally arranged, overlapping leaves. Leaves needle-like, becoming triangular and scale-like. Female seed cones scaly, egg-shaped, and up to 6 inches (15 cm) long.
||Leaves needle-like, becoming triangular and scale-like