Araucaria cunninghamii is a species of Araucaria known as hoop pine. Other less commonly used names include colonial pine, Queensland pine, Dorrigo pine, Moreton Bay pine and Richmond River pine. The scientific name honours the botanist and explorer Allan Cunningham, who collected the first specimens in the 1820s. ((Find out more about Araucaria cunninghammii at Wikipedia))

The discovery of this plant is mentioned in Ida Lee’s Early Explorers in Australia

Read The Allan Cunningham Team’s blog post: A sunny day at Sydney’s Botanic Garden’s, where they muse about the Araucaria Cunninghamii. Read more …

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