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Páramo El Ángel with frailejones
WI_ec221.jpg Páramo El Ángel with frailejonesThumbnailsPáramo El Ángel  | Inflorescence of frailejón

Giant rosette plants such as Espeletia hartwegiana are characteristic for the humid high-mountain ecosystems of the tropical Andes (páramo). Comparable growth forms have developed in the mountains of tropical Africa (e.g., Dendrosenecio keniodendron).

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Wednesday 11 July 2007 by Martin Mergili in South America / Ecuador (1285 visits)