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Espletia pycnophylla, Asteraceae Plants cover large areas of the p&aacute;ramo. See also <br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/77917/espletia_pycnophylla_asteraceae.html" title="Espletia pycnophylla, Asteraceae"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3510/77917_thumb.JPG?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1589414410&Signature=JRw70d3NFA6xU4LlYaSacQMd1Iw%3D" width="102" height="152" alt="Espletia pycnophylla, Asteraceae Plant photo taken at same area of https://www.jungledragon.com/image/77779/espletia_pycnophylla_asteraceae.html Ecuador,Espletia pycnophylla,Geotagged,Spring" /></a></figure><br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/77779/espletia_pycnophylla_asteraceae.html" title="Espletia pycnophylla, Asteraceae"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3510/77779_thumb.JPG?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1589414410&Signature=8qaEvdv2jya46V62Gy2Fb1c5z6A%3D" width="102" height="152" alt="Espletia pycnophylla, Asteraceae Espletia pycnophylla is a plant that inhabits the high altitude p&aacute;ramo ecosystem. This was at 3,680 m elevation. The plant is very slow growing and forms a thick trunk with succulent hairy leaves in a dense spiral pattern. Its macrescent leaves help protect the plants from the cold.  Ecuador,Espletia pycnophylla,Geotagged,P&aacute;ramo,Spring" /></a></figure> Ecuador,Espletia pycnophylla,Geotagged,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Espletia pycnophylla, Asteraceae

Plants cover large areas of the páramo. See also

Espletia pycnophylla, Asteraceae Plant photo taken at same area of https://www.jungledragon.com/image/77779/espletia_pycnophylla_asteraceae.html Ecuador,Espletia pycnophylla,Geotagged,Spring

and
Espletia pycnophylla, Asteraceae Espletia pycnophylla is a plant that inhabits the high altitude páramo ecosystem. This was at 3,680 m elevation. The plant is very slow growing and forms a thick trunk with succulent hairy leaves in a dense spiral pattern. Its macrescent leaves help protect the plants from the cold.  Ecuador,Espletia pycnophylla,Geotagged,Páramo,Spring

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  1. WOW! Fantastic shot! Posted 11 months ago
  2. Gorgeous!! Posted 11 months ago
  3. Amazing! Posted 11 months ago
  4. Brilliant.
    Daisies trying to be pineapples.
    Gotta love this planet.
    Posted 11 months ago

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Espletia pycnophylla is a flowering plant in the Asteraceae. It occurs in the Páramo ecosystem.

Similar species: Asterales
Species identified by Gary Yong Gee
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By Gary Yong Gee

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Uploaded Apr 23, 2019. Captured Nov 26, 2017 11:16 in Orellana Province, Ecuador.
  • SLT-A58
  • f/8.0
  • 1/320s
  • ISO400
  • 50mm