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Discussion in 'Araucariaceae' started by Daniel Mosquin, Mar 21, 2004.
Know of a good monkey puzzle tree website? Post the link in this thread!
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).
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.
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.
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):
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.
UBC Botanical Garden & Centre for Plant Research,
and Dept. of Botany
propogation of monkey puzzle tree seeds....
I found one webiste so far that shows how to propogate the seeds........
Will try it out.....
Monkey Puzzle Tree Site
Just found a site that gives some basic information and background on the Monkey Puzzle Tree:
Hope that helps!
Monkey Puzzle Tree or Bunya Bunya
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?
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.
Hello, I am interested in buying a small monkey puzzle tree. I live in ontario.Is this possible. Please email me @firstname.lastname@example.org. thanks.
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.
Wollemi Pine, Wollemia nobilis, links:
Wollemi Pine,(The official website): http://www.wollemipine.com/
Botanic Gardens Trust,(information about growing): http://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/information_about_plants/wollemi_pine
Almost available here in North America.
UPDATE: The Wollemi pine, will be available, in the U.S.A for Christmas through the National Geographic Christmas catalogue, and online this October, also via Nat.Geo., check this link: http://www.wollemipine.com/USA_link.php
Not a website, a book (is this ok? I have no commercial interest, just a love of Araucariaceae) :
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.
Available in the UK
Hayloft Plants Wollemi Pine 'Dinosaur Tree' in 3 Litre Pot Plant & Rootgrow