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Páramo El Ángel | Inflorescence of frailejón
WI_ec222.jpg Páramo El Ángel with frailejonesThumbnailsPáramo El Ángel with puya

Giant rosette plants such as Espeletia hartwegiana are characteristic for the humid high-mountain ecosystems of the tropical Andes (páramo). Comparable growth forms have developed in the mountains of tropical Africa (e.g., Dendrosenecio keniodendron).

Wednesday 11 July 2007 by Martin Mergili in South America / Ecuador (4132 visits)