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Pinus yecorensis -Yécora Pine

  • Posted on: 20 June 2017

Found in 1994 near the town of Yécora, Sonora, Pinus yecorensis turned to be a characteristic hard pine growing (at the type locality) at around 1800 m. Subsequently it was also found 230 km south of Yécora in Chihuahua near the Sonora border, as reported by Rick Fencl.


Chamaecyparis lawsoniana, Hungary

  • Posted on: 20 June 2017

For some people, this is a familiar sight - pollen cones and ovuliferous cones, respectively, of Chamaecyparis lawsoniana. For others, these may simply mean "beauty in the details" that can be enjoyed by a simple magnifier. The pictures were captured in a living collection in Hungary.


Araucaria araucana, Conguillío National Park, Chile

  • Posted on: 20 June 2017

A group of Earthwatch volunteers with the specimen locally called "Mother Tree" of Araucaria araucana, in Conguillío National Park, Chile, January 1996. Middle bottom: Zsolt Debreczy, with wife Gyöngyi Biró on his left.


Cupressus dupreziana, Djabbaren site of Cupressus (Algeria)

  • Posted on: 20 June 2017

A memorable day – after getting permission to visit the Djabbaren site of Cupressus (Algeria) dupreziana the team is ready for a hike to the plateau. Starting from Djanet (1040 m) very early morning in the dark, we reach the plateau (varies around 1700 m) in good light and take many photos. István (middle) is led by a native Touareg guide called Agaahmed Mohamed, accompanied by two local officials. The main photo was taken by expedition coordinator Gadiri Nassim, the inset photo by István.


Cryptomeria japonica - Sugi

  • Posted on: 17 March 2017
One of the most important native trees of Japan, Sugi occurs almost everywhere – in gardens, parks, plantation forests, in the famous planted avenue in Nikko, and in a few ancient forests like those in Yakushima.
 

Abies pseudochensiensis - Kámon Fir

  • Posted on: 16 March 2017
A distinct mistery fir that received its name when published in Acta Botanica Hungarica in 2010. The tree challenged us for many years: it all goes back to our visits to the Arboretum of Kámon (Kámoni Arborétum) in western Hungary, where there was a large tree named Abies chensiensis var. ernestii. As later turned out the name was incorrect. We continued searching for other trees of this plant.
 
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