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Chagual

Puya berteroniana

Description:

The flowers can reach up to 3 mt. One of few bromeliaceae that can withstand freezing temperatures. (-5 Cº)

Habitat:

Medium altitude up to the timber line Low altitude, interior valleys Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m. Fully exposed to the sun

Notes:

Se ven tanto en la costa de Chile como en la cordillera de los Andes.

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5 Comments

auntnance123
auntnance123 9 years ago

Nothing short of stunning! The whole series is brilliant.

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 9 years ago

Couldn't agree more. Thanks for the extra images - great stuff. Really hope to visit Chile someday and see these and so many other amazing Chilean plants for myself.

Thanks for your advice, changed the order in the pictures, and added a couple of images more where context is clearer. Although I always try to place them on the map in the exact meter where they where.

What I love about noah, is that it's not yet another image gallery. It has the possibility that someday it will be a very complete field guide, so I try very hard to identify correctly every sighting and maybe help future people looking to identify a species.

This project is trilling.

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 9 years ago

Wonderful, thank you!
Possibly my favourite Bromeliad! So good to see shots of this in the wild. The second photo is especially impressive and I would make it your first picture. Do you have any picture of the whole plant/s and the habitat? It looks like quite a view up there & it would be great to see what kind of landscape they're growing in.

C.Sydes
C.Sydes 9 years ago

Beautiful spot. I like the colour of the flowers very much. Nice series showing helpful details

Lo Barnechea, XIII Región Metropolitana de Santiago, Chile

Spotted on May 16, 2004
Submitted on Jan 28, 2012

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