Wood of the day #10: Norfolk Island Pine

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Blog entry by CreekOne posted 01-14-2015 12:05 PM 1373 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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  • Common name(s): Norfolk Island Pine, Star Pine, Triangle Tree, Living Christmas Tree
  • Botanical name: Araucaria heterophylla
  • Synonymous: Araucaria excelsa
  • Distribution: Norfolk Island
  • Description: Dense and hard Pine-like wood, homogeneous texture with a creamy light yellow colour. Hard to distinguish annual rings but it clearly has thin stripes in more or less creamy colour.
  • Fun facts: Not a real Pine, Norfolk Island Pine is a distinctive conifer and a member of the ancient and disjointly distributed family Araucariaceae.
  • Sampled by: Me

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