Araucaria cunninghamii

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Araucaria cunninghamiiFamily: Araucaceae
Genus: Araucaria
Common names: Hoop pine
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After the recent storms I found this almost mature hoop pine seed cone on the ground. It is about 7cm long and like a little version of a Bunya nut. Araucaria cunninghamii is a native of this area and I suspect that some of the largest trees in the Reserve are remnant vegetation that was never cleared. (November 2008)