Araucaria hunsteinii (PROSEA)

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Araucaria hunsteinii K. Schumann

Protologue: Fl. Kaiser Wilhelms Land 11, t. 4, f. 8 (1889).


  • Araucaria schumanniana Warb. (1900),
  • Araucaria klinkii Lauterb. (1913).

Vernacular names

  • Klinkii pine (En).


Papua New Guinea. Introduced on an experimental scale in Australia, Fiji and Peninsular Malaysia.


The wood is used for various purposes and is recommended for aircraft frame manufacturing. The tree is used as an ornamental.


  • A very large, symmetrical tree up to 90 m tall, bole straight, cylindrical and self-pruning up to 35 m and more and up to 300 cm in diameter, leaf-bearing twigs crowded at the end of the branches.
  • Leaves lanceolate or ovate, rather sharply pointed with the tip curved, green or glaucous, juvenile leaves flattened.
  • Pollen cones up to 22 cm long.
  • Mature seed cone terminal, 18-25 cm × 12.5-16 cm, with spiny, winged cone scales.
  • Seed oblong, 30-40 mm × 8-10 mm excluding the membraneous wings.

A. hunsteinii occurs on well-drained sites on a variety of soils, often in submontane Fagaceae forest at 520-2100 m altitude. It is the tallest tree of Malesia. The density of the wood is about 450 kg/m3 at 12% moisture content. See also the table on wood properties.

Selected sources

67, 164, 207, 208, 209, 275, 285, 286, 287, 311, 326, 329, 359, 362, 530, 652, 688, 705, 748, 765, 776.

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