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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=1571270410&Signature=%2BTKqCUSVaNMmkZH0u4%2BXjZiSMHo%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=1571270410&Signature=sHWrb5P7lxkw0Z%2BJFxNMgqGRyTw%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 4 months ago
  2. Gorgeous!! Posted 4 months ago
  3. Amazing! Posted 4 months ago
  4. Brilliant.
    Daisies trying to be pineapples.
    Gotta love this planet.
    Posted 4 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