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Frailejones – Espeletia pycnophylla and fog, Páramo El Ángel / Thomas van Hengstum, Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA Páramo El Ángel in Ecuador is characteristic example of such ecosystems – here thousands of frailejones are rising up to 10 m tall. These ecosystems have. Search for: Search for: Futurity is your source of research news from leading universities. About Futurity · Universities · Science · Health · Culture · Environment. M Espeletia pycnophylla Cuatrec. is an accepted name. This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Espeletia (family Compositae). The record.

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Espeletiacommonly known as ‘frailejones’, is a genus of perennial subshrubs, in the sunflower family. We suggest that these results support possible scenarios of vicariance events, which allow us to approach the divergence of these populations in terms of their historic biogeographic relations.

It is flowering with numerous yellow flowers. You have entered an incorrect email address! Top 10 tallest trees in the world Biological wonders December 23, I n the highlands of tropics in several locations of the world have formed unique montane moors with eerie, tall plants.

Landmarks of Mexico Mexico August 7, These lakes contain sulphur and other chemicals emitted by pycjophylla springs of this volcanic region — this gives a characteristic green color to the water. These countless frailejones are the only tall plants of these ecosystems — except for occasional and not less exotic Puyas.


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The moist climate turns this all into a soaked sponge. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

Many plants have developed very soft, “plumy” espdletia and flowers. The three populations showed significant differences in leaf morphometry and a positive correlation between the matrices of morphometric and geographic dissimilarities, indicating that the inter-population divergence increases between further populations, so that the morphometric structure reflects their spatial distribution.

Espeletia pycnophylla

Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua. For most time of the year these highland meadows are shrouded in fog. The trunk is thick, with succulent hairy leaves disposed pycnopyylla a dense spiral pattern. Espeletia Mutis ex Bonpl. Please enter your name here. Two of these subspecies grow in Colombia, one — Espeletia pycnophylla ssp.

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Santa Maria della Salute, Venice. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Espeletia. Libanothamnus Ernst Tamania Cuatrec. This activity continues, despite the Colombian government declaring it illegal.

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Espeletia pycnophylla is the most common frailejone in Ecuador. The flowers are usually yellow, similar to daisies. Home About Wondermondo Contact. The Espeletia is well known for contributing to the world in water sustainability by capturing water vapor from passing clouds in its spongy trunk and releasing it through the roots into the soil [ citation needed ]thus helping to create vast high-altitude subterranean water deposits and lakes that will eventually form rivers.


One method is — growing in rosettes, thus the wind can not chill the centre of the plant. Strong and chilly winds are very common. However, genetic analyses are still needed to support these results.

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While many baby boomers are downsizing to a simpler retirement lifestyle, photographer and writer Judy Blankenship and her husband Michael Jenkins took a espeldtia challenging leap in deciding to build a house on the side of a mountain in pycnophylla Ecuador.

Species diversity here is much higher than in the temperate moorlands of the world — but much lower than in the nearby tropical rainforests. Sunday, December 30, In these harsh conditions has developed very special ecosystem.