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Useful Tropical Plants

Araucaria bernieri

J.Buchholz

Araucariaceae

+ Synonyms

Eutassa bernieri (J.Buchholz) de Laub.

Common Name:

Araucaria bernieri
Group of trees growing in native habitat
Photograph by: Yaté,_New_Caledonia.jpg
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General Information

Araucaria bernieri is an evergreen tree with a narrowly columnar crown; it can grow 40 - 50 metres tall[
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Title
The Gymnosperm Database
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Author
 
Website
http://www.conifers.org/index.htm
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0
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Description
A vast amount of information on conifers and families of gymnosperms.
].
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)[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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Title
The Gymnosperm Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.conifers.org/index.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A vast amount of information on conifers and families of gymnosperms.

Range

Pacific - New Caledonia.

Habitat

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[
329
Title
The Gymnosperm Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.conifers.org/index.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A vast amount of information on conifers and families of gymnosperms.
,
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
].

Properties

Conservation StatusVulnerable
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height45.00 m
PollinatorsWind
Self-fertileNo
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Grows wild on soils derived from ultramafic rock329].

Edible Uses

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[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
]. The seeds of this species are around 3cm long, produced in a cone to 10cm long and 8cm wide[
329
Title
The Gymnosperm Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.conifers.org/index.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A vast amount of information on conifers and families of gymnosperms.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is of high quality and is exploited locally[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
].

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in individual containers[
134
Title
Growing from Seed. Volume 2.
Publication
 
Author
Rice. G. (Editor)
Publisher
Thompson and Morgan.
Year
1988
ISBN
-
Description
Very readable magazine with lots of information on propagation. An interesting article on Ensete ventricosum.
,
419
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 1. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-17-8
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
]. The seed usually germinates in 1 - 2 months at 15°c[
134
Title
Growing from Seed. Volume 2.
Publication
 
Author
Rice. G. (Editor)
Publisher
Thompson and Morgan.
Year
1988
ISBN
-
Description
Very readable magazine with lots of information on propagation. An interesting article on Ensete ventricosum.
]. The plants have a rather sparse root system and are best placed in their final positions as soon as possible.
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