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Cuesta Las Raices | Araucaria tree and Volcán Lonquimay
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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 Lonquimay (2865 m) is seen in the right centre of the image.

Sunday 16 April 2006 by Martin Mergili (1257 visits)
South America / Chile