PN Conguillío | Araucaria trees and Volcán Villarrica
View from the slopes of Sierra Nevada to the 2860 m high active stratovolcano. The conspicious trees in the foreground are monkey puzzle trees (Araucaria araucana, pehuén), a very particular representative of the southern conifers. The species is very old and therefore often called a living fossil. It is native to a relatively small area in the Andes of the Sur Chico of Chile and adjacent Argentina.
- conifer, mountainscape, mountaintop, non-tropical montane forest, plant, southern beech, stratovolcano, volcanism, Zonobiome V
- Monday 15 February 2016 by Martin Mergili in South America / Chile (6971 visits)