HOOP PINE FACTS
Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Moreton Bay Pine
The Hoop Pine is a large rainforest conifer. The bark splits horizontally at regular intervals giving the common name, Hoop Pine. The juvenile leaves are different from the adult leaves - leaves on young trees are awl-shaped, 1-2 cm long, and scale-like on mature trees. The cones are oval and about 8-10 cm long. They disintegrate at maturity to release the nut-like edible seeds which are dispersed by the wind. Male and female cones are usually found on the same tree.
eastern Australia and in New Guinea
Height: to 60m
|Common Name:||Hoop Pine|
Relatives in same Genus