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Frailejon

Espeletia hartwegiana

Description:

Spectacular plant only found in paramo in South America, above 3500m

Habitat:

The paramo ecosystem or high altitude plateau, is only found in Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela and Costa Rica, with Colombia having the most, over 40% of the world's total.

Notes:

I spotted this on the way up to the summit of Volcan Purace in the Volcan Purace National Park. An extremely beautiful yet harsh and threatened landscape.

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4 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Thanks Luis, harsuame and Mona.

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 8 years ago

Nice series Dan..

harsuame
harsuame 8 years ago

Bellos frailejones considerarlo agregar ala mission http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/9510...

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Wow! Great series Dan!

dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Huila, Colombia

Spotted on Jan 15, 2013
Submitted on Mar 30, 2013

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