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PN Conguillío | Araucaria trees
WI_ch249a.jpg PN Conguillío with Araucaria treesThumbnailsCuesta Las Raices  |  Araucaria tree

Araucaria araucana (monkey puzzle tree, pehuén) is 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. Volcán Llaima (3125 m) is seen in the background.

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Monday 15 February 2016 by Martin Mergili in South America / Chile (2004 visits)