PN Conguillío with Volcán Llaima
Araucaria araucana (monkey puzzle tree, pehuén) forms the treeline in this area. It is a very particular representative of the southern conifers. The species is very old and therefore often called a living fossil. It is native to a relatively small area in the Andes of the Sur Chico of Chile and adjacent Argentina. Volcán Llaima is seen in the central background. This 3125 m high stratovolcano is one of the most active volcanoes in Chile.
- alpine vegetation, conifer, high-mountain ecosystems, lake, mountainscape, mountaintop, non-tropical montane forest, plant, soil erosion, southern beech, stratovolcano, volcanism, Zonobiome V
- Monday 15 February 2016 by Martin Mergili in South America / Chile (10702 visits)