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A small family with three very distinctive genera - Araucaria, Agathis and Wollemia. Most species occur in the Australasian and Malesian regions, especially New Caledonia where 14 of the 20 species of Araucaria occur along with 5 of the 16 Agathis species. Wollemia is monotypic and was only discovered in 1994 in New South Wales.
Several Araucariaceae species are large, emergent trees that may be locally dominant and are also ecologically and economically valuable. In popular culture this family is often associated with dinosaurs: while the lineage dates back over 200 million years, the extant species are much more recently evolved
There are 32 taxa in the category – Araucariaceae:
Endemic to Australia where as a result of past logging it has a very restricted distribution in Queensland… Read full species entry >
Native to South-east Asia where it has become Endangered due to deforestation and selective logging for its highly prized wood.… Read full species entry >
Native to Indonesia and the Philippines where it has been over-exploited for its valuable wood and resin.… Read full species entry >
Only known from two mountains in Peninsular Malaysia where the total population is thought to be less than 1000 mature individuals. … Read full species entry >
Restricted to just two mountains in Sabah and Sarawak where there is some evidence of logging and forest clearance… Read full species entry >
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Agathis labillardieri has a wide distribution in New Guinea but is coming under increasing pressure due to logging and habitat conversion for palm oil plantations. Currently it is assessed as Near Threatened as the decline is suspected to be less than the required thresholds.
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One of four species of Agathis endemic to New Caledonia, where threats such as selective logging, fire and land clearance have caused serious fragmentation.… Read full species entry >
Endemic to Malaysia where it has a very narrow range in Sabah and Sarawak. It has been over-exploited for its valuable wood… Read full species entry >
Native to the southwestern Pacific Ocean in Fiji, Vanuatu, and the Solomon Islands where it is threatened by selective logging and deforestation.… Read full species entry >