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Las Cañadas | Echium wildpretii and Pico del Teide
WI_ci053.jpg Las Cañadas  |  Flowers of Echium wildpretii Thumbnails Las Cañadas  |  Echium wildpretii

Many species of Echium grow as small or medium-sized herbs. In the highlands of Tenerife, Echium wildpretii forms large rosettes and huge inflorescences two metres or more in height. Similar growth forms of other usually herbaceous species can be found in other subtropical and tropical high-mountain areas worldwide. The Pico del Teide, highest peak of Spain (3718 m), appears in the right central background.

Created
Thursday 22 May 2003 by Martin Mergili (568 visits)
Region
Africa / Tenerife