Same Family - what's that all about??

Discussion in 'Araucariaceae' started by Aussiebob, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. Aussiebob

    Aussiebob Active Member

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    OK...I got bitten by the Wollomi Pine hype....and got all caught up and went off and propogated the family.....A Norfolk Island Pine, A Monkey Puzzle and a Wollomi Pine....

    Can someone tell me how/what determines that these are in the same family of tree.....they look nothing like each other aside from the fact that they are a tree with a brown trunk and the leaves are green....but the variation in the leaves and the trunks are far and wide.......from the outside they are about as close in appearance as a cat and a dog.....

    Cheers
     
  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Similar cone structure, and with the relationship confirmed by genetic studies.

    Remember there's also Agathis (kauri) in the family!
     

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