The Wollemi Pine

Oct 26, 2005 | Collectibles | 0 comments

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Dinosaur-era trees attract 800,000 dollars at Australian auction

Yahoo! News
Mon Oct 24, 5:02 PM ET

“SYDNEY (AFP) – Buyers from around the world have paid more than one million dollars (nearly 800,000 US) to own a species of tree thought to have been extinct until a small grove was found in Australia a decade ago, auction house Sotheby’s said.

The Wollemi Pine, thought to have been extinct for two million years until 15 of the trees were discovered growing in a valley west of Sydney in 1994, is believed to have existed since the Jurassic period 200 million years ago.”

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