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Cuesta Las Raices | Araucaria trees and Volcán Lonquimay
WI_ch257.jpg PN Villarrica  |  Volcán Villarrica Thumbnails PN Lauca  |  Llareta and Volcán Parinacota

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 background.

Sunday 16 April 2006 by Martin Mergili (2576 visits)
South America / Chile