|Common Names - Parana Pine||Synonyms - None found|
|Authority - Juss.||Gymnosperm or Angiosperm? Gymnosperm|
|Plant forms - Large trees||Total Number of species - 18|
|World Distribution - S. Brazil to Chile, Paraguay, Northern Argentina, New Caledon, S. Pacific|
|Comments - These columnar trees are living fossils, dating back to early in the Mesozoic age. Fossil records show that the genus also formerly occurred in the northern hemisphere until the end of the Cretaceous period.
Has commercial woods
Important timber trees.
Grows as large trees with a massive erect stem to a height of 80 meters.