Araucaria imbricata, the Chile pine, or "monkey puzzle," was introduced into Britain in 1796.
Imbricata, and requires protection during winter.
On the lower slopes of the Andes are found oak, beech, cedar, Winter's bark, pine (Araucaria imbricata), laurel and calden (Prosopis algarobilla).
P. imbricata, 5 to 6 ft., has pale purple flowers in closely imbricated spikes.
One of the most striking forest trees is the pehuen or Chilean pine (Araucania imbricata), which often grows to a height of too ft.
Araucaria imbricata, the Monkey-puzzle tree, A.
With a few exceptions conifers are evergreen, and retain the leaves for several years (10 years in Araucaria imbricata, 8 to io in Picea.
The needle-form represented by Pinus, Cedrus, Larix, &c., the linear flat or angular leaves, appressed to the branches, of Thuja, Cupressus, Libocedrus, &c. The flat and comparatively broad leaves of Araucaria imbricata, A.
Imbricata may produce as many as 300 seeds, one seed to each fertile cone-scale - and the long pendent cones, I to 2 ft.
Araucaria imbricata) are characterized by a carrot-shaped hypocotyl, which doubtless serves as a food-reservoir.
Araucaria imbricata, &co) the leaf-trace leaves the stele of the stem as a single bundle which splits up into several strands in its course through the cortex.
In the leaves of Araucaria imbricata, in which palisade-tissue occurs in both the upper and lower part of the mesophyll, the resin-canals are placed between the veins; in some species of Podocarpus (sect.
Imbricata, Saxegothaea and others are met with in the Andes and other regions in South America.