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Wollemia nobilis1

Wollemia is a coniferous tree in the family Araucariaceae. Wollemia was only known through fossil records until the Australian species Wollemia nobilis was discovered in 1994 in a temperate rainforest wilderness area of the Wollemi. The oldest fossil of the Wollemia has been dated to 200 million years ago (Jurassic). This tree is a true "living fossil".

Wollemia nobilis is an evergreen tree reaching 25–40 m (80–130 feet) tall. Its leaves are flat linear, 3–8 cm long and 2–5 mm broad. They are arranged spirally on the shoot but twisted at the base to appear in two or four flattened ranks.

Wollemia seedlings appear to be slow-growing and mature trees are extremely long-lived; some of the older individuals today are estimated to be between 500 and 1000 years old.