Ancient pine 1
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|This is the seed (female) cone of Wollemia Nobilis, commonly known as the Wollemi Pine.|
Until 1994 it was known only by fossils that were up to 200 years old. It was found by a national parks officer in a remote part of Wollemi National Park and there was just a very small colony of them in an isolated gorge.
That location has been kept secret every since for protection of the original plants.
So the only place I could see the plant for photos was at the Mt Annan botanic gardens where the it has been successfully cultivated. Those gardens grow only Australian native plants.
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nice wollemia cone, TFS Ori
- [2018-11-11 14:24]
Hi Ian,curious form and a great choice of POV from above,very well done as usual! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano