Tough leaves with a spiny tip

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Tough leaves with a spiny tip

Post by MWP admin » Sat Feb 02, 2008 3:46 pm

Anothe strange tree which I dont know from where to start. It had long twigs all covered in whorls of leaves which where tough although thin, and wit ha quite spiny ending. Leaves small and at some intervals becomes big.

The set of 3 photos describes better the tree.
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Post by RB » Sat Feb 02, 2008 8:40 pm

The growth habit / shape counts for a lot to ID a tree - or anything. It's good sometimes to stand back and get a distance shot.

Having seen the tree in person, the shape yells out "Auricaria" but 1) I do not know the species or ever actually tried looking; 2) I may be completely wrong.

But there, you have a start :?

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Post by MWP admin » Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:41 pm

RB, I am pretty sure you have the Genus right. I have been searching about this one after that good start. The tree was out of shape (!) because a big part of it was without leaves and there was a hanging down branch with these long twigs with leaves.

Anyhow, this link shows more or less the same plant:

http://www.mercedesshop.com/shopforum/s ... p?t=190311

It is Araucaria araucana and forms interesting seed cones
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Post by jackpot » Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:20 am

no- it is Araucaria bidwillii

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Post by Glimbo » Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:43 am

Wow! what an amazing looking plant .
Here's a link http://botany.cs.tamu.edu/FLORA/schoepke/arau-b-2.jpg

g 8) [/i]

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Post by Glimbo » Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:45 am

... to A. bidwillii .....I should have said ...lol g 8)

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Post by RB » Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:05 pm

Sorry for the "Auricaria" I just can't help writing it the way these trees are referred to (pronounced) in Malta.

Araucaria has not as yet been mentally registered :shock:

Must be the effects of sniffing too much "petlor" hahahaha :-D :-D another Maltese classic :!:

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Post by MWP admin » Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:49 pm

It happens to all of us :P
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