Puzzle-monkey: monkey-puzzle: Chili pine

These spines are from WSM D’Urban’s collection. He notes that they are from ‘a female tree grown at Newport, Countess Wear [his home]. Planted 1850: seeds gathered in 1924. Several young trees have been grown at various times from seed of this tree. The seeds are edible & have a pleasant taste.’

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collector Excavator
D’Urban, W S M
Common Name
puzzle-monkey: monkey-puzzle: Chili pine
Simple Name
Period Classification
Inter War (1918-1939); Modern (1900-)

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ARAUCARIACEAE; Araucaria araucana: monkey-puzzle