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Quebrada Ishinca | Polylepis forest patch
WI_pe038_503.jpg Quebrada Ishinca  |  Polylepis forestThumbnailsQuebrada Ishinca with Tocllaraju

In the Cordillera Blanca, tree species of the genus Polylepis can survive at 4500 m asl. or even higher. Whereas native forests have been almost completely converted to farmland or replaced by Eucalyptus stands at lower elevation, some patches of Polylepis forest remain in the high valleys protected through the Huascarán National Park.

Tuesday 17 July 2018 by Martin Mergili in South America / Peru (498 visits)