Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

August 16, 2013

Monkey Puzzle Tree

Filed under: Sky,Trees — paul @ 7:09 am
Monkey Puzzle Tree

Monkey Puzzle Tree

This fine specimen of a monkey Puzzle Tree (araucaria araucana) is found at the Mount Albert Lodge, Carrington Road, near the railway station. The website of the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens says that it got its name “after the owner of a specimen in 19th century Britain suggested that its unusual branches would puzzle even a monkey to climb.”

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