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Lago de Icalma with Araucaria trees
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This rather remote area is mainly populated by members of indigenous Mapuche (Pehuenche) communities. Monkey puzzle trees (Araucaria araucana, pehuén) are seen in the foreground. The araucaria 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.

Tuesday 16 February 2016 by Martin Mergili in South America / Chile (2895 visits)