Monkey Puzzle Tree (Araucaria); Cone forming. Invermay, Dunedin, NZ

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    1. Well we only have about 2500 native species, but until 1993 people brought in lots of plants yes. I think there are about 50,000 exotic species here inc. 2000 weeds. In ’93 the Biosecurity Act was introduced which has not really made much difference for the weeds but almost impossible to legally get new plants in-country.

    1. It has all these nasty downward-pointing spines, but the female trees do have huge nut-bearing cones as in the pic so it must be tempting.Apparently seeds are wind-dispersed.

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