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Common Name: Monkey Puzzle      Latin Name: Araucaria araucana      Size: 0 (min) to 120 (max)
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Araucaria araucana
Origin: Chile, Argentina
Maximum Height: 120 feet

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Category: Tree
Family: Araucariaceae
Genus: Araucaria
species: araucana
Origin: Chile, Argentina
Size: 0 (min) to 120 (max)
Size Description:
Notes: The thick leaves persist for a long time and grow in a fractal-like formation.
Characteristics: star rating Winter Interest
Availability:star ratingNot Available
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Picture of Araucaria araucana  Monkey Puzzle
Location: Milan, Italy Milan

Location: Kew Gardens Richmond Surrey (London, England) TW9 3AB
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 51.534700000000000 Longitude: -0.152092888951302] Specimen: 904
Location: Cambridge University Botanic Garden 1 Brookside Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom CB2 1JE
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 52.192288266666700 Longitude: 0.125121066666667] Specimen: 2040
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Monkey Puzzle full tree
Location: Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: August 2012
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Monkey Puzzle full tree
Location: Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: August 2012
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Monkey Puzzle branch detail
Location: Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: August 2012
Location: South America: Chile, Peru, Ecuador Santiago, Chile
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: -33.441052300000000 Longitude: -70.643449583333300] Specimen: 2569
Location: South America: Chile, Peru, Ecuador Santiago, Chile
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: -33.439028083333300 Longitude: -70.643294983333300] Specimen: 2572
Location: South America: Chile, Peru, Ecuador Santiago, Chile
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: -33.439028083333300 Longitude: -70.643294983333300] Specimen: 2573
Location: Spring Grove Ave. between Beech and Vine 5304 Spring Grove Avenue Cincinnati OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: -33.439193333333300 Longitude: -70.642868783333300] Specimen: 2574
Location: Spring Grove Ave. between Beech and Vine 5304 Spring Grove Avenue Cincinnati OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: -33.440627166666700 Longitude: -70.643402266666700] Specimen: 2586
Location: South America: Chile, Peru, Ecuador Santiago, Chile
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: -33.440627166666700 Longitude: -70.643402266666700] Specimen: 2587
Location: Spring Grove Ave. between Beech and Vine 5304 Spring Grove Avenue Cincinnati OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 56.333754483333300 Longitude: 10.330529283333300] Specimen: 3214
Location: Central London Hyde Park and Regents Park London, United Kingdom
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 51.516645950000000 Longitude: -0.170015100000000] Specimen: 3607
Location: Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam (Amsterdam Botanical Gardens) Plantage middenlaan 2a Amsterdam, Netherlands
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 49.009916900000000 Longitude: 2.557793190000000] Specimen: 3891
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh Scotland
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 55.965812450000000 Longitude: -3.207465680000000] Specimen: 4080
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh Scotland
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 55.965812450000000 Longitude: -3.207465680000000] Specimen: 4118
Location: Jardin des Plantes, Paris, France 57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 48.843694090000000 Longitude: 2.356444360000000] Specimen: 4348
Location: Jardin des Plantes, Paris, France 57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 48.843449020000000 Longitude: 2.363831900000000] Specimen: 4423
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Monkey Puzzle in Pairs
Location: Jardin des Plantes, Paris, France
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Spring 2014
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Monkey Puzzle in Pairs
Location: Jardin des Plantes, Paris, France
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Spring 2014
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Monkey Puzzle in Pairs
Location: Jardin des Plantes, Paris, France
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Spring 2014
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Monkey Puzzle in Pairs
Location: Jardin des Plantes, Paris, France
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Spring 2014
Araucaria araucana ParisAuracariaAraucana_1_1.JPG
Monkey Puzzle in Pairs
Location: Jardin des Plantes, Paris, France
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Spring 2014
Location: Halifax Public Gardens, Nova Scotia, Canada Halifax Public Gardens Halifax Nova Scotia
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 44.643439390000000 Longitude: -63.580988730000000] Specimen: 4688
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Young Monkey Puzzle
Location: Halifax, NS, Canada
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Spring 2014
Location: Jardin des Plantes, Paris, France 57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 48.843694090000000 Longitude: 2.356444360000000] Specimen: 4826
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Location: Paris. Jardin des plantes

Location: Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh Scotland
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 55.965812450000000 Longitude: -3.207465680000000] Specimen: 4913
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh Scotland
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 55.965812450000000 Longitude: -3.207465680000000] Specimen: 4914
Location: Jardin des Plantes, Paris, France 57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 49.009916900000000 Longitude: 2.557793190000000] Specimen: 5057
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Location: Hilton cdg paris

Location: Glasgow Botanic Garden, Scotland 730 Great Western Rd Glasgow, Glasgow City G12 0UE, United Kingdom
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 55.879884823368000 Longitude: -4.291582047930470] Specimen: 5201
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Location: glasgow

Location: Glasgow Botanic Garden, Scotland 730 Great Western Rd Glasgow, Glasgow City G12 0UE, United Kingdom
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 55.880087054676700 Longitude: -4.291421264102950] Specimen: 5202
Location: Zurich Old Botanical Garden Talstrasse, 8001 Z?rich, Switzerland
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 47.371231200000000 Longitude: 8.533846400000000] Specimen: 5887
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Location: zurich old bot garden

Location: Zurich Old Botanical Garden Talstrasse, 8001 Z?rich, Switzerland
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 47.370415320000000 Longitude: 8.534470840000000] Specimen: 5905
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Location: zurich old bot gardenw

Location: Dublin, Ireland
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 53.373094870000000 Longitude: -6.274125910000000] Specimen: 7947
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Location: Dublin, Ireland

Location: Dublin, Ireland
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 53.361150440000000 Longitude: -6.253041760000000] Specimen: 8008
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Location: Dublin, Ireland

Location: South America Chile, Peru, Ecuador Santiago, Chile
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: -51.693396340000000 Longitude: -57.859742440000000] Specimen: 8260
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Falkland Islands
Location: South America: Chile, Peru, Ecuador Santiago, Chile

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Falkland Islands
Location: South America: Chile, Peru, Ecuador Santiago, Chile

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Falkland Islands
Location: South America: Chile, Peru, Ecuador Santiago, Chile

Location: Milan, Italy Milan
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 45.642849540000000 Longitude: 8.819664980000000] Specimen: 8355
Location: Kew Gardens Richmond Surrey (London, England) TW9 3AB
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 51.483269940000000 Longitude: -0.292077360000000] Specimen: 8561
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Location: Kew Gardens Richmond

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Location: Kew Gardens Richmond

Location: Prauge Botanic Garden - Botanicka Zahrada Praha
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 50.118464310000000 Longitude: 14.413474750000000] Specimen: 8743
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Location: Prauge Botanic Garden - Botanicka Zahrada Praha

Location: Christchurch Botanic Gardens Rolleston Ave Christchurch NONE New Zealand
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: -43.531127510000000 Longitude: 172.625688270000000] Specimen: 9220
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Location: Christchurch Botanic Gardens Rolleston Ave

Location: Dunedin, New Zealand
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: -45.857414750000000 Longitude: 170.523139950000000] Specimen: 9505
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Native New Zealand -Dunedin Botanic Garden
Location: Dunedin, New Zealand

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Native New Zealand -Dunedin Botanic Garden
Location: Dunedin, New Zealand

Location: Brest Bretagne France
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 48.432078810000000 Longitude: -4.464967110000000] Specimen: 10652
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May 2017
Location: Brest Bretagne France

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