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Quebrada Ishinca | Cushion plant
WI_pe038_513.jpg Quebrada Ishinca  |  Cushion plantThumbnailsCojup Valley  |  Lake outburst deposits

Plants need to develop specific strategies if they want to survive in the harsh climate at 5000 m asl. in the headwaters of the Ishinca Valley. Some of them have developed a very compact growth form, helping to create a favourable microclimate with reduced wind and evapotranspiration, and higher temperatures than in the surroundings.

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Monday 16 July 2018 by Martin Mergili in South America / Peru (406 visits)