Wollemi pine (Wollemia nobilis)

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Illustration of Wollemia nobilis by Allen Beverly

Species: Wollemia nobilis
Common Name: Wollemi pine
Status: Critically Endangered, IUCN Red List; Endangered, Australian Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act
Range: Australia

Map of Australia illustrating the range of Wollemia Nobilis

Artist: Allen Beverly
Artist Home Country: Australia
Medium: Watercolor

Discovered in 1994 along a narrow canyon in Australia's Wollemi National Park, fewer than 100 trees exist in the wild. Fossil remains of this tree, which was long thought extinct, are believed to date to the Mesozoic era.

A specimen of Wollemi pine (Wollemia nobilis) from the museum's herbarium collection:

National Herbarium preserved specimen of Wollemia nobilis