Frailejones – Espeletia pycnophylla and fog, Páramo El Ángel / Thomas van Hengstum, Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA Páramo El Ángel in Ecuador is characteristic example of such ecosystems – here thousands of frailejones are rising up to 10 m tall. These ecosystems have. Search for: Search for: Futurity is your source of research news from leading universities. About Futurity · Universities · Science · Health · Culture · Environment. M Espeletia pycnophylla Cuatrec. is an accepted name. This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Espeletia (family Compositae). The record.

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Strong and chilly winds are very common. One method is — esppeletia in rosettes, thus the wind can not chill the centre of the plant.

In these harsh conditions has developed very special ecosystem. This plant grows only some 2. The three populations showed significant differences in leaf morphometry and a positive correlation between the matrices of morphometric and geographic dissimilarities, indicating that the inter-population divergence increases between further espelteia, so that the morphometric structure reflects their spatial distribution.

However, genetic analyses are still needed to support these results. This frailejone has very soft, pubescent leaves.


In the northern part of the reserve, at 3, m height are located three small lakes, each with a diameter of some m. Species diversity here is much higher than in the temperate moorlands of the world — but much lower than in the nearby tropical rainforests. I n the highlands of tropics in several locations of the world have formed unique montane moors with eerie, tall plants. Plant has healing properties. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Espeletia. Marcescent leaves help protect the plants from cold.

Espeletia Mutis ex Bonpl. This plant has several subspecies. Please enter your name here.

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The geographical and paleogeographical estimates evidenced a conspicuous process of reduction and fragmentation of the distribution area of E. Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua. You have entered an incorrect email address!

For most time of the year these highland meadows are shrouded in fog. Sunday, December 30, The Espeletia is well known for contributing to the world in water sustainability by capturing water vapor from passing clouds in its spongy trunk and releasing it through the roots into the soil [ citation needed ]thus helping to create vast high-altitude subterranean water deposits and lakes that will eventually form rivers.

The moist climate turns this all into a soaked sponge. Six greatest cathedrals of Italy and four more. These plants are beloved by spectacled bear Tremarctos ornatuswhich also is met in these highlands. Libanothamnus Ernst Tamania Cuatrec. It is flowering with numerous yellow flowers. They are the only extranjeros outsiders in this homely, chilly town at 10, feet, where every afternoon a spectacular mass of clouds rolls up from the river valley below and envelopes the town.


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Landmarks of Mexico Mexico August espeletoa, Unique ecosystem In these harsh conditions has developed very special ecosystem. Articles with ‘species’ microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February Commons category link from Wikidata. This activity continues, despite the Colombian government declaring it illegal. Espeletia praesidentis Diazgranados Espeletia pycnophylla Cuatrec.

Some of these plants have not been found anywhere else — such as the bromeliad Puya angelensis E.

Espeletiacommonly known as ‘frailejones’, is a genus of perennial subshrubs, in the sunflower family. The flowers are usually yellow, similar to daisies. Many plants have developed very soft, “plumy” leaves and flowers.