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Montanha do Pico | Piquinho with cushion plants

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The steep slopes of Piquinho, the spatter cone forming the summit of Montanha do Pico, support only those plants which are very well adapted to the harsh climatic conditions prevailing at 2300 m asl.: the compact growth of these cushion plants generates a favourable microclimate which helps to reduce evapotranspiration and cooling.

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on Thursday 7 September 2023 by Martin Mergili
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