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Pumapampa | Puya raimondii
WI_pe079.jpg Pumapampa  |  Puya raimondiiThumbnailsConococha  |  Southern Cordillera Blanca

Elevation: approx. 4200 m asl. These bromeliad rosette plants develop huge inflorescences (in total, the plants can grow up to a height of 15 m) once in their life. After flowering and fruiting they die. Endemic to the high Andes of Peru and a few spots in Bolivia, the species has become rare and endangered. The stand shown in this image contains many dying plants, which have already passed their stage of flowering.

Monday 24 July 2017 by Martin Mergili in South America / Peru (1146 visits)