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Vanessa Richins Myers

Mystery Monday - Name That Tree!

By January 21, 2013

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We had good guesses from Karen and Pete for last week's shrub, but it wasn't quite the right one. It was a hard one! It was Acacia eburnea.

Let's see who can get this week's tree, suggested by a friend:

  • This is one of the oldest and largest trees in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Seeds are not produced until the tree is 200 years old, and it lives up to 3,600 years.
  • It was heavily logged because the wood is excellent, but is now protected under Chile's Natural Heritage.
  • UNO has named this tree as one of the wonders of the world

Good luck and happy guessing!


Photo © Wikimedia - PatagoniaArgentina

Comments

January 22, 2013 at 6:08 am
(1) Jomo says:

Alerce, also called Patagonian Cypress, (species Fitzroya cupressoides)

January 22, 2013 at 12:50 pm
(2) Quentin says:

Pinus longaeva- Bristlecone Pine

January 22, 2013 at 12:51 pm
(3) Quentin says:

Pinus longaeva (Bristlecone Pine)

January 23, 2013 at 2:34 am
(4) Anand Dogra says:

It is ‘Alerc’, the Patagonian cypress: Fitzroya curessoides.

2. Last week’s mystery shrub was indeed hard. I reckoned it was very close to Mimosa himalayana except has flowers are mauve in this case.

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