literally meaning "The Garden of Heaven"

Araucaria columnaris (Forst. f.) Hook. [Syn: Araucaria cookii R.Br. ex D. Don]

Vernacular Name: Columnar Araucaria, Cook’s Araucaria (E).

Tree with columnar crown; branchlets frequently overlapping. Leaves closely overlapping, linear, acicular, triangular, curving inwards, pointed, rigid. Male flowers (microstrobili) with numerous stamens. Female flowers: cone scales numerous, consisting of a thick bract above the ovulate scale to which the ovule is adnate. Ripe cone large, broadly ellipsoid or globose.
One of the common garden ornamental trees in the region.
Flowering : Most parts of the year.
& Fruiting