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Araucaria angustifolia.
The Araucaria angustifolia, known by the pine tree-Brazilian names, pine, pine tree-pity-paran and araucaria, is the tree that best characterizes the Forest Mixed Ombrfila, more known by Forest with Araucaria. This species happens in the form of homogeneous groupings, in the ciliary forests and in capons, dominating the dossal completely. It is frequent in the three states of the south of Brazil and in scattered stains in the south of So Paulo, Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro, still extending, until the northeast of Argentina (province of Misiones) and east of Paraguay, in medium altitudes from 500 to 900 meters and passing, in some places, the 1000 meters. It reaches up to 50 meters of height and it possesses cylindrical trunk and retilneo. The form of his/her cup modifies in the several growth apprenticeships - conical when young and in chandelier form or cup when adult - causing great ornamental effect, turning her/it an option for compositions paisagsticas.
Their seeds, the pinhes, are very appreciated by the man and they supply food for countless wild animals that you/they contribute to his/her dispersion as to crow-blue, the parrot, the frisky, the hedgehog, the cutia and I pig-pity-kill them.
His/her wood is useful for boards and compensated, match toothpicks, cellulose and musical instruments, among other applications. However due to the intense exploration, the araucaria composes the list of the threatened species of extinction and his/her cut is regulated. Today, the use of his/her wood is only possible when originating from reforestations implanted for this end and that you/they possess handling plans authorized by IBAMA.
The pine knot, formed in the area of insert of the branches in the trunk, it possesses high to can calorific, I motivate for which is used as source of energy. His/her conical form turns him/it, also, interesting ornamental piece."
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This pine tree especially should be 50 meters tall (something as 18 floors), the fence soon lowers almost has a man's height is only to compare.
This tree appears more in the states of the South - as he/she says the text above - but my city especially is in the same latitude of the north of the state of Paran that does with that she is not difficult of being found in my area. Still more than Avar is more or less to 800 meters at sea level.
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.Lat.: S 2305'57,0"
Long.: W 4851'37,7"
Alt. metros: 795

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