Bunya Bunya Pine
Tree ID: 249
Common name:   Bunya Bunya Pine
Botanic name:   Araucaria bidwillii
Height:   5 metres
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The Bunya Bunya (Araucaria bidwillii) is native to subtropical Queensland, but its distinctive and unusual form has made it a popular specimen tree in many far-flung and improbable places.
The Bunya Bunyaperiodically produces huge cones, larger than a football.
Inside the cone are nutty seeds that were roasted by aboriginal groups for seasonal feasts.
The tree can grow to 50m and is shaped like a beehive.