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PN Lauca | Llareta and Volcán Parinacota
WI_ch394.jpg ThumbnailsLas Cañadas  |  Vegetation and lava flow

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.

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Friday 22 September 2006 by Martin Mergili in South America / Chile (4023 visits)