Australian Native Plants

  Araucaria bidwillii (Bunya Pine)


Araucaria bidwillii photo
Bunya Pine

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Young Bunya Pine tree

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Bunya Pine foliage has scale-like leaves

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Sign warning about falling Bunya Pine comes - the cones can weigh over 10kg

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Bunya Pine trunk

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BUNYA PINE FACTS

distribution map showing range of Araucaria bidwillii in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Bunya Pine

Description
The Bunya Pine is a large evergreen coniferous tree. It has a straight, rough-barked trunk, and a distinctive dome-shaped crown. The cones are large, soft-shelled and seeds are edible. The cones can weigh over 10kg and fall intact to the ground

Height
to 50m

Distribution
Bunya Mountains in south east Queensland. Also the Jimna area and at Mt Lewis in Queensland

Notes
The seeds have been an important food resource for Aboriginal people



Classification
Class:Pinopsida
Order:Pinales
Family:Araucariaceae
Genus:Araucaria
Species:bidwillii
Common Name:Bunya Pine


Relatives in same Genus
  Araucaria cunninghamia
  Araucaria heterophylla