Spermatophyta: Gymnospermae

Araucariaceae - Monkey-puzzle family

Bailey, L.H. (1949) Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York.

Description of the family

Usually dioecious, rarely monoecious, evergreen trees. Branches whorled. Leaves awl-shaped or broadly ovate and flattened. Male flowers: large and cone-like, axillary or terminal; stamens numerous. Female flowers: in terminal heads, maturing to a woody cone; each scale with 1 seed, without distinct bracts.

Worldwide: 3 genera and 39 species in the southern hemisphere (excluding Africa) to SE Asia

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated genera and 6 cultivated taxa.

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Agathis Salisb.
Araucaria Juss.

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External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Araucariaceae
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Araucariaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=246, retrieved 18 September 2014

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