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what mean Araucaria why this name ?



I think you should google the word and follow with Greek meaning, or Latin meaning. Most botanical words have their roots in these languages.

Good hunting.

30 Nov, 2008


Arauco is a place in Chile and the indigenous people are called Araucanians. I assume the Chilean pine, Araucaria araucana was named afer them. I don't know about the other species. I used to live there and my husband is chilean.

30 Nov, 2008


Yes correct, named after the Arauco Indians of central Chile. The majority of other species are to be found in New Caledonia.

30 Nov, 2008


thanks for the replies

30 Nov, 2008


It's the Monkey Puzzle for those who aren't versed in Latin

1 Dec, 2008

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