Really big Pine cone

Spring, TX

I did the research and found what this tree is. I just thought I'd put this on for others to enjoy. See who can ID it first. The tree is about 50' tall, growing on the east side of Houston, TX. The lady who live there says the tree drops about 8-10 of these a year mostly hitting their roof. The biggest she has seen weighed over 7 lbs. This one I have weighs 3 1/2 lbs. I got 85 seeds from it.

So take a shot. No prize for the first unless you want a couple of seeds.

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mid central, FL(Zone 9a)

isn't it a Bunya?

edited to add a link: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/54481/

This message was edited Jul 22, 2013 7:19 PM

Scott County, KY(Zone 5b)

Pinus jeffreyi...

Contra Costa County, CA(Zone 9b)

Ditto trackinsand. Araucaria bidwillii

Spring, TX

Why is it bidwillii and not araucana ? What makes the difference?

mid central, FL(Zone 9a)

totally different cone in size and shape. A. bidwillii is the "False Monkey Puzzle".

Spring, TX

Thanks trackinsand and others. You were the first in so do you want some seeds? Let me know.

mid central, FL(Zone 9a)

i'll pass but thank you very much for your kind offer.

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Ditto to Bunya Araucaria bidwillii.

A. araucana differs in having a long, slender bract on each cone scale, making the cones much more 'bristly'; see pic below:

Resin

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