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Name: cheapskate gardener
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hlutzow
Jul 7, 2020 8:07 AM CST
This was sitting on the driveway. The neighbors next door have a lot of fruiting plants, including exotic ones, and we are surrounded by strips of native habitat.

Anyone know what this could be?

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Name: Stefan
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skopjecollection
Jul 7, 2020 9:10 AM CST
Looks like an araucaria segment
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hlutzow
Jul 7, 2020 10:46 AM CST
Huh. I never would have thought it was a piece of a tree.
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skopjecollection
Jul 7, 2020 1:06 PM CST
hlutzow said:Huh. I never would have thought it was a piece of a tree.


Araucaria araucana is pretty weird when it comes to trees. Imagine a whole tree whose foliage looks like a small pineapple crown.
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DaisyI
Jul 8, 2020 9:38 AM CST
Can you tell us how big that is? Is it soft or hard?

Its not Araucaria araucana
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plantladylin
Jul 8, 2020 9:52 AM CST
It does look like Monkey Puzzle Tree (Araucaria araucana) which grows in South Florida. Here are a couple of photos from our database for comparison:


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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jul 8, 2020 10:40 AM CST
I can't find any part of my Monkey Puzzle that looks like that.
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skopjecollection
Jul 8, 2020 10:46 AM CST
DaisyI said:I can't find any part of my Monkey Puzzle that looks like that.


Cut a piece off, and let it dry in the shade
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hlutzow
Jul 8, 2020 11:23 AM CST
It was about 6 inches long, hard, and stiff. I don't have it anymore. I'll take a walk around the neighborhood and see if I can find any trees that look similar to some of the suggestions left here.

...when it cools down.
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DaisyI
Jul 8, 2020 12:51 PM CST
skopjecollection said:
Cut a piece off, and let it dry in the shade

No, drying them only makes them a different color.

It could be a different kind of Araucaria. Look for Norfolk pines or the other one that looks very similar.

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plantladylin
Jul 8, 2020 1:05 PM CST
Norfolk Island Pine (Araucaria heterophylla) is also found growing in Central and South Florida. I'm not sure about other species.
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skopjecollection
Jul 8, 2020 2:05 PM CST
plantladylin said:https://garden.org/plants/view/75324/Norfolk-Island-Pine-Araucaria-heterophylla/ is also found growing in Central and South Florida. I'm not sure about other species.


Not that one. Ive seen it in france. Needless are smaller, less pineapple like.
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jul 8, 2020 2:42 PM CST
Yes, I think Norfolk Island Pine is probably right.
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porkpal
Jul 8, 2020 4:56 PM CST
Really? I'd like to see it next to something to get and idea of scale.
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Jul 8, 2020 5:45 PM CST



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Arico
Jul 8, 2020 6:47 PM CST
A quick glance made me think of a flowering catkin from a willow or poplar, but I'll agree with @Hamwild on this one
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Hamwild
Jul 8, 2020 6:51 PM CST
Arico said:A quick glance made me think of a flowering catkin from a willow or poplar, but I'll agree with @Hamwild on this one


Thank You! , but DaisyI was the one that suggested it. Big Grin I just thought I'd link some pictures.
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jul 8, 2020 8:35 PM CST
Thank you Hamwild. Smiling

Your first photo, just right of center, is a duplicate for hlutzow's "mystery" plant.
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Hamwild
Jul 8, 2020 8:38 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
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hlutzow
Jul 8, 2020 9:47 PM CST
Hamwild said:https://garden.org/plants/photo/379876/


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Norfolk Island Pine it is.

There are a couple growing in nearby yards and we'd had a big storm, with big winds, the night before.

That picture is nearly an exact match for mine.

Thank you!
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