Eutassa bernieri (J.Buchholz) de Laub.
Araucaria bernieri is an evergreen tree with a narrowly columnar crown; it can grow 40 - 50 metres tall[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
In the past, this species was under some pressure from logging. Currently the major threats are various activities associated with mining such as road building and waste storage and fires whose frequency prevents the regeneration or expansion of remnant stands.The plant is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
Pacific - New Caledonia.
A scattered, emergent tree in moist evergreen forest, occasionally found along stream beds; restricted to soils derived from ultramafic rock; at lower elevations up to 700 metres[
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Grows wild on soils derived from ultramafic rock329].
No mention of edibility has been seen for this species, though many, if not all, of the species in this genus are likely to have edible seeds[
]. The seeds of this species are around 3cm long, produced in a cone to 10cm long and 8cm wide[
The wood is of high quality and is exploited locally[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in individual containers[
]. The seed usually germinates in 1 - 2 months at 15°c[
]. The plants have a rather sparse root system and are best placed in their final positions as soon as possible.
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