Wollemi Pine


 

 

Described as the botanical find of the century the prehistoric Wollemi Pine dates back to the time of dinosaurs.

Excite your imagination and see the plant world through a dinosaurs eyes.

Although the prehistoric Wollemi Pine is one of the world’s oldest and rarest plants it was assumed extinct until 1994, when a bushwalker made the amazing discovery in New South Wales. The plant is now the subject of extensive research and conservation.

The unearthing of this incredible species reminds us that there is still so much to discover in the plant world.

In the wild the Wollemi Pine can grow up to 40 metres tall and over a metre in diameter. The plant has drooping dark green foliage with new light-green tips developing in spring and early summer.

The Botanic Gardens of South Australia received two plants from The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney in November, 2000. These plants (and a few new ones) can be enjoyed at Adelaide and Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens.

Inspired by this amazing discovery? Find out how you can be a part of one of the most dramatic comebacks in natural history.