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taoyuanli forest trail

Posted by sluice z6a CO (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 19, 12 at 13:06

A few more conifer pics from last summer.
These are from Changhua city, which is along the west coast of Taiwan. Enjoy!

Taoyuanli Forest Trail Map

Hoop pine, bark detail, Araucaria cunninghamii

Hoop pine, foliage, Araucaria cunninghamii

Norfolk Island pine, bark detail, Araucaria heterophylla (syn. A. excelsa)

Norfolk Island pine, foliage, Araucaria heterophylla (syn. A. excelsa)

Bald Cypress (Falling Feather pine), bark detail, Taxodium distichum

Bald Cypress (Falling Feather pine), foliage, Taxodium distichum

Norfolk Island pine, bark detail, Araucaria heterophylla (syn. A. excelsa)

Norfolk Island pine, foliage, Araucaria heterophylla (syn. A. excelsa)

Taiwan Five Leaf pine, bark detail, Pinus morrisonicola

Taiwan Five Leaf pine, foliage and bark, Pinus morrisonicola

Taiwan Five Leaf pine, bark, Pinus morrisonicola

Taiwan Five Leaf pine, foliage, Pinus morrisonicola

Taiwan Five Leaf pine, foliage, Pinus morrisonicola


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RE: taoyuanli forest trail

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Sun, Feb 19, 12 at 15:01

I think that last Norfolk Island pine in particular would turn out to be a Cook pine if checked, this species is commonly grown as Norfolk Island pine by mistake. Although seedlings are similar the branch and crown structures of more developed trees are visibly different.


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bboy, that's interesting about the Cook pine. An image search on the internet shows some really nice specimens!
Maybe someday I will try growing an Araucaria indoors. I've seen potted specimens occasionally, in libraries and such.

Here's part of forest, in Changhua city. Lush.

Norfolk Island pine, bark detail, Araucaria heterophylla (syn. A. excelsa)

Norfolk Island pine, foliage, Araucaria heterophylla (syn. A. excelsa)

Hoop pine, bark detail, Araucaria cunninghamii

Hoop pine, foliage, Araucaria cunninghamii

Cunninghamia konishii, bark

Cunninghamia konishii, foliage

Cunninghamia konishii, foliage

Keteleeria davidiana, Taiwan Cow-tail Fir

Keteleeria davidiana, Taiwan Cow-tail Fir

Could this be a conifer?
Artocarpus macrocarpus

Artocarpus macrocarpus

Taiwan Five Leaf pine, Pinus morrisonicola, looked to have a weeping habit

Taiwan Five Leaf pine, Pinus morrisonicola, weeper

Taiwan Five Leaf pine, Pinus morrisonicola, weeper

Plant list

Taiwan Five Leaf pine, possibly

Norfolk Island pine, Araucaria heterophylla (syn. A. excelsa)

Cunninghamia lanceolata (syn. C. konishii)


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Gorgeous Nate. How wonderful to have taken such an interesting tour. How nice to see Norfolk pine in their natural habitat. It makes a person think about all those poor Norfolks that people purchase during Christmas that get neglected and will never look like these beautiful massive trees.

Artocarpus macrocarpus - very interesting fruit there...are they eatable?


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I love the bark photos, especially.

Thanks Nate,

Dax


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"Cunninghamia konishii, bark"

C. lanceolata ;-)

"Could this be a conifer?
Artocarpus macrocarpus
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Nope, not a conifer! In the mulberry family (compare the fruit to a giant Osage-orange); yes, edible. Artocarpus macrocarpus is a synonym of Artocarpus heterophyllus (Jackfruit).

"Taiwan Five Leaf pine, Pinus morrisonicola, looked to have a weeping habit"

Don't think that's its natural form; I'd suspect its shape is due to a combination of shading, and growing in a hotter lower-altitude location than it is adapted to.

"Taiwan Five Leaf pine, possibly"

Nope; looks more like P. yunnanensis. Again, in far too shaded a location for good growth.

"How nice to see Norfolk pine in their natural habitat"

They aren't in their natural habitat, that's on Norfolk Island east of Australia ;-) Good pic here.

Resin


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