is a genus of evergreen coniferous trees in the family Araucariaceae.


There are 19 extant species in the genus, with a Gondwanan natural distribution in New Caledonia (where 13 species are endemic), Norfolk Island, eastern Australia, New Guinea, Argentina, Chile, and southern Brazil.

In Walking with... SeriesEdit

Araucaria conifers were filmed in the background of several episodes of WWD, including New Blood and Death of a Dynasty. Because those trees had evolved early in the Mesozoic, around the time of late Triassic/early Jurassic, their presence in the background had added authenticity to the series.

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