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Lachemilla orbiculata, Alchemilla orbiculata Lachemilla orbiculata synonym Alchemilla orbiculata found in Chingaza National Park at about 3,500 metres Alchemilla orbiculata,Chingaza National Park,Lachemilla orbiculata,Páramo Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Lachemilla orbiculata, Alchemilla orbiculata

Lachemilla orbiculata synonym Alchemilla orbiculata found in Chingaza National Park at about 3,500 metres

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  1. I have to ask...how did you find out which species this is? I would not know where to start. Posted 7 days ago
    1. Initially when I was on the paramo, I thought it was the small gunnera magellanica, which I know from gardens in the uk - but on checking I saw that the range doesn't extend that far north - To me then it looked like 2 of our native alchemillas (Mollis & alpine) - So I went down that route and found it on a couple of sites. Trial and error );¬) Posted 7 days ago
      1. Nice catch :) Posted 6 days ago
        1. I was trying to identify the Chusquea at Chingaza & saw this article on the propogation of the bamboo & it included this "the case of C. tessellata it is known that vegetative propagation by rhizome sprouts allowed it to be highly competitive, expand its coverage as well as expand quickly, which favors its dominance in the Colombian wet páramos. However a permanent soil seed bank, seedlings or young plants have not been found; these characteristics can lead into local extinction in areas with a high degree of alteration. In addition to this, burning and grazing affect these species by removal of biomass and fragmentation due to livestock stomping, and can be displace by Lachemilla orbiculata, a dominant ground herb of wet páramos that has been transformed to support livestockis section " - you'll see the reference at the end. Posted 6 days ago

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Lachemilla orbiculata is a herbaceous species of plant in the family Rosaceae.

Similar species: Rosales
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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Uploaded Jan 13, 2020. Captured Aug 11, 2019 17:23.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/10.0
  • 1/512s
  • ISO1600
  • 70mm