Monkey-puzzle - Araucaria araucana
A. araucana is a distinctive evergreen tree with branches clothed in sharply pointed, triangular dark green leaves. Mature plants may bear cones on the upper branches, male and female usually on separate trees.
Only found as planted specimens in Britain.
All year round.
Originally native to Chile and Central America.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland as planted trees. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015