Wollemi-pine Araucariaceae Wollemia nobilis
Leaf:Evergreen, linear, gradually tapering to a blunt point, to 3 inches long, thick and tough, spirally arranged but displayed as two- or four-ranked; shiny yellow-green above and below.
Flower:Male cones solitary at branch tips, to 4 inches. Immature female cones are large, higher in the tree, and globular; take 20 months to mature.
Fruit:Borne at the branch tips, which senesce after the fruit ripens; female cones are globular, dark brown, and 5 inches long by 4 inches wide, disintegrating at maturity.
Twig:Green; terminal buds are resin-covered; lateral branches grow horizontal or slightly pendant from the main trunk.
Bark:Dark brown, distinctively spongy-warty.
Form:An upright tree with a narrow crown to 130 feet tall. The form is unique, as branches do not develop further lateral branching.