Araucaria milenaria, en memoria de mi querida amiga Hana

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Comments (75)

Toto Franchi on November 26, 2009

T♥h♥a♥n♥k♥s dziwnow!!!!

Friendly greetings, Toto

Sandro Salomon on November 29, 2009

Bonita foto! Aqui no Brasil temos uma espécie de Araucária.

Toto Franchi on November 29, 2009

Me alegro que te guste Sandro, espero la foto de la Araucaria que tienen por ahí, debe ser tan linda como ésta!!!

Un abrazo, Toto

Sandro Salomon on November 30, 2009

Aqui está araucária.

Toto Franchi on November 30, 2009

Obrigado Sandro, e eu estou indo para a sua galeria!!! ;)!!!

Un saludo enorme, Toto

silvestras on February 23, 2010

Dear TOTO,

I like this friendship of the tree and the horse:)))

Very warm composition...

Hug to Patagonia, Silvestras

Toto Franchi on February 23, 2010

Is true Silvestras, both, Araucaria and the horse, are essential to human life in these distant lands!!! The Araucaria for its fruit and the horse for his nobility and company!!! Thanks so much for your wonderful comments!!!

Friendly greetings, Toto

Ian Stehbens on February 23, 2010

Hello Toto,

I note that you refer to the fruit of this Araucaria. Our A. bidwillii that we call a Bunya Pine produces a watermelon sized cone full of edible seeds or nuts. Every summer I looked forward to eating them. The indigenous people historically feasted on them making them the centre of a festival to which they invited other tribes from up to 3000kms away.

How big are the cones and nuts on the A. milenaria? Do you have any special recipes for using or cooking with the fruit from this tree?

Greetings from SE Queensland, the home of the Bunya Pine.


Toto Franchi on March 8, 2010

Hi Ian!!!

The fruit of the Araucaria is very similar to that of his A. bidwillii so you tell me. It is the size of a pineapple. When ripe, it opens in many seeds the size of a cashew, calls piñón and fall to the ground. Hence are collected by people. Its seeds not are tasty, but are eaten in different ways, was a staple in the diet of the indigenous people (Basically they made flour and then elaborated many foods such as bread, soups, stews, etc.). When I'm in camp I have two quick recipes, boiled in water with a little salt, or toast on a disk plow (It has a soft peel). Here also is performed, even today, the feast of the piñón. Thank you very much for your interest, maybe someday we can share some piñón with a good stove :)) !!! Thank you very much for your interest my friend!!!

Best wishes, Toto

Ian Stehbens on March 8, 2010

I went for a visit to Araucaria country again today, Toto. Wouldn't it be wonderful if you came here to roast bunya nuts with me, or we were around a hot stove in Neuquén eating piñón!!

Warmest regards,


Toto Franchi on March 8, 2010

Either of the two possibilities would be fantastic dear Ian!!! I think it is only a matter of time :)) !!!

Best regards, Toto

Petr Obešlo on March 4, 2011

I like old trees.My favorite

Toto Franchi on March 25, 2011

Hi Petr Šelkolem, this is a giant Araucaria, is located near the ranger's house in Lake Epulafquen!!! A very beautiful place indeed!!! Thanks a lot for your great compliments!!!

Best wishes, Toto

Karel H. on August 7, 2011

Dobrý den TOTO

Tento obrázek jsme měli já a Hana velmi rádi.Dávám si ho mezi favority

Milý příteli,musím ti oznámit smutnou zprávu.Moje žena HANA H. nás fotografy navždy opustila.Snad nám drží palce někde v nebi,aby se nám dobře fotografovalo.Jsem velmi smutný.

Pozdravuji srdečně,Karel


Cordial saludos,Karel

Toto Franchi on August 7, 2011

Je mi líto, příteli Karel!!!

I will remember to Hana every time that I see an Araucaria in the forest!!! A great sadness fills my heart, I'm sorry, I have no words!!! Be strong my friend!!! She will be forever in our memories!!!

A big hug, Toto

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  • Uploaded on March 30, 2009
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    by Toto Franchi
    • Camera: SONY DSC-W5
    • Taken on 2009/03/26 16:28:30
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    • F/Stop: f/5.600
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