Links to Monkey Puzzle Tree Websites

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  1. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Know of a good monkey puzzle tree website? Post the link in this thread!
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    The Monkey Puzzle Tree from Environment Canada's Canadian Wildlife Service. Discusses the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
     
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    swgraham Active Member UBC Botanical Garden

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    Moneky puzzle family (Araucariaceae) websites

    The genus Araucaria (~19 species) includes the monkey puzzle tree (Araucaria araucana), and the Norfolk Island pine (Araucaria heterophylla). Bunya pine (Araucaria bidwillii) seeds are eaten as a delicacy in Australia (I have tried them roasted; they are quite tasty!).

    This site provides a nice overview of the araucarias.
    http://www.botanik.uni-bonn.de/conifers/ar/ar/index.html

    The other members of the monkey puzzle family Araucariaceae are the majestic kauris (Agathis spp., ~20 species). This genus includes one of the largest of all conifers (perhaps the widest!), Agathis australis, the New Zealand kauri.

    http://www.botanik.uni-bonn.de/conifers/ar/ag/index.html
    http://www.botanik.uni-bonn.de/conifers/ar/ag/australis.htm

    Wollemia, the recently discovered third genus of Araucariaceae, has a single species, Wollemi pine (Wollemia nobilis). This "living fossil" is critically endangered, and is currently being propogated clonally in Australia (perhaps for commercial production):

    http://www.botanik.uni-bonn.de/conifers/ar/wo/index.html

    The word "pine" in some of the common names in Araucariaceae is misleading, as none of these trees are true pines (Pinaceae).

    The closest living relative of Araucariaceae is the podocarp family, Podocarpaceae.

    Sean Graham
    Assistant Professor
    UBC Botanical Garden & Centre for Plant Research,
    and Dept. of Botany
     
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    Monkey Puzzle Tree or Bunya Bunya

    Hi,

    I'm new here and don't know as much about trees as all of you. I am an architectural historian, and as such often work with historic landscapes as they relate to the built environment. I have come across something that I hope this forum can help me with.

    I am working with the Camarillo Ranch in Camarillo, California where there are three very large specimin trees planted before 1900. I understood that one is a Bunya Bunya tree (Araucaria bidwillii), but have come across this same tree on the California Register of Big Trees (http://www.ufei.org/bigtrees/bigtreelist.lasso) where it is listed as a Monkey Puzzle Tree (Araucaria araucana). If you follow the link to the registry, there is a picture of this tree where it grows in Camarillo.

    Can someone please give me some background about the differences between these species and why they could be confused? Does anyone have any definite, informed opinion as to whether it is a Bunya Bunya, as the plaque at the tree states and as it has been widely state in public documents about the property, or if it is a Monkey Puzzle Tree?

    Much Obliged,
    Jennifer
     
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    The site listed below has great information on growing from seed. I obtained seed in a trade about 4 years ago and had 100% germination following these instructions. I've sold, traded or given away most of the trees but still have 4 left growing in containers.
    Germinating Araucaria

    HarleyLady
     
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  7. Hello, I am interested in buying a small monkey puzzle tree. I live in ontario.Is this possible. Please email me @susguin@hotmail.com. thanks.
     
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    Sorry, I just saw your message. I think shipping across the border would be an issue but if you're ever in Oregon, I can arrange for you get one.

    HarleyLady
    HarleyLady_01@hotmail.com
     
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    Not a website, a book (is this ok? I have no commercial interest, just a love of Araucariaceae) :

    http://touchwoodbooks.co.nz/treedinosaurs.html

    A wonderful history, privately published, illustrated (tho mainly black & white scanned pictures) of the Araucariaceae family. Not exactly high quality, more 'homespun', but a great celebration of these special trees with lots of useful info.
     
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