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Araucaria bernieri

(Araucaria bernieri)

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Description

Araucaria bernieri (Bernier's columnar araucaria) is a species of conifer in the Araucariaceae family. It is found only in New Caledonia at elevations below 700 meters, mainly in the southern part of the main island. It is a large tree reaching 40–50 meters in height, though specimens growing on poorer soil tend to be dwarfed. It is threatened by habitat loss with a wild population of less than 10,000 mature trees, and ongoing decline in remaining populations.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum:
Class: Pinopsida
Order:Pinales
Family:Araucariaceae
Genus:Araucaria
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