Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on September 08, 2016: Hi, Debra. The seeds of the monkey puzzle tree are large, edible and—according to people who have eaten them—delicious.

I am going to have to see if our local botanical garden has one of these trees. Hi, ladyguitarpicker.

I appreciate your comment. Mature trees may reach 150 feet in height—or even higher according to some sources—and have a trunk diameter of up to 7 feet. Our monkey puzzle tree is about 25years old. Question: Can the tree's sex be determined through genetics or DNA so both sexes can be planted to mature together? The monkey pod tree is a tropical member of the legume family. You would think that, here in Portland, someone would choose to specialize in them. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on October 15, 2016: That's a big and important question, chrysathima.

I've heard that the resin is useful, though not that it's medicinal. Historic Monkey Pod Tree hand carved by Master Carver William “Rocky” Vargas, Hawai'i Tropical Botanical, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-tiki-ku-hawaiian-god-historic-monkey-pod-tree-hand-carved-by-master-88538806.html, Largest Monkey Pod Tree in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-largest-monkey-pod-tree-in-kanchanaburi-thailand-135880939.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-lone-leafless-monkey-pod-tree-at-sunrise-hawaii-island-112677725.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-tiki-ku-hawaiian-god-historic-monkey-pod-tree-hand-carved-by-master-88538818.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-largest-monkey-pod-tree-in-kanchanaburi-thailand-135880951.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-lone-leafless-monkey-pod-tree-at-sunrise-hawaii-island-112677792.html, Black and white panorama of monkey pod tree (Samanea saman) in Hawaii, https://www.alamy.com/black-and-white-panorama-of-monkey-pod-tree-samanea-saman-in-hawaii-image355212336.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-monkey-pod-tree-hawaii-tropical-botanical-gardens-hawaii-the-big-island-43398420.html, Monkey pod tree in pasture with grazing cattle Kauai, Hawaii, https://www.alamy.com/monkey-pod-tree-in-pasture-with-grazing-cattle-kauai-hawaii-image69248562.html. I did not realize they were native to South America, nor that they could survive cold weather. I'd love to do so. Thank you so much. Another startling fact is that the trees are thought to live for as long as a thousand years. Please upload your Monkey Balls Review here to help the other seedfinder users! I know that pruning should be done in late winter or early spring, but I don’t know how the process is likely to affect the tree. I had never seen a monkey puzzle tree until I moved to the San Francisco Bay area. They were planted in the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew, which is a district of London.

Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on October 01, 2014: Thanks for the visit, Rebecca. The pod was about 6 inches. The monkey puzzle trees seen in most parks and gardens today are juveniles. The question is can i prune back some of the lower limbs as they are becoming dangerous and attack you frequently with painful results. There are many other species in the genus Araucaria, however. It's very majestic. I hope you do get to see some monkey puzzle trees in real life. I aim to introduce them to oklahoma, several acres at 20' intervals. It's great to hear from you again! Will have to look at my photo albums! The trees grow well in British Columbia because we have mild winters compared to the rest of Canada. Seed Availability. Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens. Thanks for the comment, ReviewsfromSandy. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on February 05, 2018: Thanks for sharing the interesting information. You have given it a good detailed narration with beautiful images to make it a wonderful quality hub. Such a neat post about this amazing tree.

This monkey pod tree receives some attention. https://www.alamy.com/hawaiian-monkey-pod-tree-spreads-its-limbs-over-a-pasture-on-the-southern-tip-of-the-big-island-image359770273.html, Monkey cocoa pod, Herrania purpurea, on its tree in the jungle, Bocas del Toro, Central America, Panama, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-monkey-cocoa-pod-herrania-purpurea-on-its-tree-in-the-jungle-bocas-58319974.html.

long live Araucaria! Menzies saved some of the seeds and germinated them on board the ship. It would be interesting to know why and how the trees bend towards the equator when other trees don’t, however.

Thank you for the comment and for introducing me to a new plant! They are green at first and later turn yellow and finally brown. seeds are most delicious, like an expanded almond, lightly roasted , tales from s. america make bread from the seed. Question: Can a monkey puzzle tree live in NFLD (Newfoundland and Labrador)? Rain tree, East Indian Walnut or Monkey Pod on isolated, an evergreen leaves plant di cut on white background with clipping path. Answer: No, not as far as I know. https://www.alamy.com/lush-scene-over-looking-ocean-this-can-be-found-in-the-garden-of-edena-image159191384.html. © Reynold Sumayku, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-large-albizia-saman-tree-in-tropical-rainforest-of-gede-pangrango-75642580.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-monkey-pod-tree-lecythis-apiculata-16042038.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-monkey-biscuit-silouette-19145770.html, Kanchanaburi, Thailand - July 14, 2011: Rural children playing Thai traditional snake game under the giant rain tree in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, https://www.alamy.com/kanchanaburi-thailand-july-14-2011-rural-children-playing-thai-traditional-snake-game-under-the-giant-rain-tree-in-kanchanaburi-thailand-image183099355.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-monkey-pod-tree-lecythis-apiculata-16042164.html, Monkey Pod Tree also called Rain Tree or ohai on Oahu Hawaii - Latin name is Samanea Saman, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-monkey-pod-tree-also-called-rain-tree-or-ohai-on-oahu-hawaii-latin-15001455.html, https://www.alamy.com/albizia-saman-or-rain-tree-image247206739.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-monkey-pod-tree-lecythis-apiculata-16042000.html, Huge rain trees with large flying foxes who hanging in the trees in Tissamaharama, https://www.alamy.com/huge-rain-trees-with-large-flying-foxes-who-hanging-in-the-trees-in-tissamaharama-image274143283.html. This is worrying information.

It’s important to get all of the root system out of the ground along with the rest of the plant, which could be difficult when the seedling is in a crack between slabs of concrete.

Thank you so much for such a lovely comment! Maui, Hawaii. I've never heard of the Ylang-Ylang tree before. Thanks for the introduction. Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 04, 2014: I have a photo of one taken on one of our trips to the Pacific Northwest and it was either in Oregon, Washington or up in Vancouver. The leftover woody seed pod of the American Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua) tree. I will encourage her to read this. Question: Are monkey puzzle trees deer resistant? Sitemap.

https://www.alamy.com/gardening-on-the-big-island-of-hawaii-includes-cultivating-the-big-trees-also-this-monkey-pod-tree-receives-some-attention-image359780267.html, Monkey Pod Tree by the Waipio River in a tropical rainforest in the Waipio Valley Big Island Hawaii, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-monkey-pod-tree-by-the-waipio-river-in-a-tropical-rainforest-in-the-126753926.html. Picture taken in Kanchanaburi in Thailand. The Cook pine leans to face the equator. I nearly always look at it as I walk by. Connect it here and enable othe users to find this information fast and easy! In 1795, Archibald Menzies and other officers from the Discovery attended a meal hosted by the Governor of Chile. One theory is that they lean so that they can absorb sunlight at a better angle. Question: Is Araucaria araucana its Latin name? It would be very sad to lose this unique tree from the Earth.

They are fascinating plants. I would love to have a home in the woods! Hawaiian monkey pod tree spreads its limbs over a pasture on the southern tip of the Big Island. Wow. David B Katague from Northern California and the Philippines on September 10, 2014: I love and enjoy reading hubs about trees, flowers and other ornamental. They are sometimes said to look "reptilian" because they remind people of a reptile's scales. Are they just young trees? It has been introduced to many places around the world, where it grows as an ornamental plant. Alamy and its logo are trademarks of Alamy Ltd. and are registered in certain countries. They are nice until someone's eye gets poked out. I enjoy observing them and find them very appealing plants. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on March 03, 2020: Thank you, Bushra. This should be planted in an unused part of the yard or near a neighbor you don't like on August 22, 2017: These are dangerous and should only be in the far reaches of your yard or preferably near a neighbor you do not like.