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PN Lauca | Llareta and Volcán Parinacota
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The extremely compact growth of Azorella compacta (llareta) reduces the loss of heat and water. It allows the plant to survive the harsh conditions prevailing in the puina environments. The dormant Volcán Parinacota (6348 m) can be seen in the left background.

Friday 22 September 2006 by Martin Mergili (2422 visits)
South America / Chile