Frailejones – Espeletia pycnophylla and fog, Páramo El Ángel / Thomas van Hengstum, Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA Páramo El Ángel in Ecuador is characteristic example of such ecosystems – here thousands of frailejones are rising up to 10 m tall. These ecosystems have. Search for: Search for: Futurity is your source of research news from leading universities. About Futurity · Universities · Science · Health · Culture · Environment. M Espeletia pycnophylla Cuatrec. is an accepted name. This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Espeletia (family Compositae). The record.

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These bromeliads grow up to to 4 m high. These plants are beloved by pycnophypla bear Tremarctos ornatuswhich also is met in these highlands. Espeletia Mutis ex Bonpl. Thus each plant manages to keep the temperature of its stem above zero even in strong, chilly winds. It is flowering with numerous yellow flowers.

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In these harsh conditions has developed very special ecosystem. This plant grows only some 2. Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua. Many plants have developed very soft, “plumy” leaves and flowers.

Paramo El Angel – eerie land of frailejones

Near the park has been found the extremely rare Puya angelensishere grows the amazing Puya clava-herculis with unusual blue flowers, Puya hamata.

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Plant has healing properties. The old leaves do not fall off — they enclose the stem and allow development of new roots along the stem.

One method is — growing in rosettes, thus the wind can not chill the centre of the plant.


They are the only extranjeros outsiders in this homely, chilly town at 10, ppycnophylla, where every afternoon a spectacular mass of clouds rolls up from the river valley below and envelopes the town. John Lateran Architectural wonders December 28, These countless frailejones are the only tall plants of these ecosystems — except for occasional and not less exotic Puyas.

Espeletia pycnophylla is the most common frailejone in Ecuador. The three populations showed significant differences in leaf morphometry and a positive correlation between the matrices of morphometric and geographic dissimilarities, indicating that the inter-population divergence increases between further populations, so that the morphometric structure reflects their spatial distribution. Views Read Edit View history.

Frailejones, Espeletia pycnophylla, Asteraceae

This plant has several subspecies. We pycnopuylla the hypothesis that three populations of Espeletia pycnophylla show phenotypic divergence as one of the possible implications of their geographic isolation in the Southern Colombian Andes. While many baby boomers are downsizing to a simpler retirement lifestyle, photographer and writer Judy Blankenship and her husband Michael Jenkins took a more challenging leap in deciding to build a house on the side of a mountain in southern Ecuador.

This activity continues, despite the Colombian government declaring it illegal. The moist climate turns this all into a soaked sponge. Articles with ‘species’ microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February Commons category link from Wikidata.

The climate here is moist — the warmed air mases from the Pacific become cold here and the moisture precipitates on the mountains. In the northern part of the reserve, at 3, m height are located three small lakes, each with a diameter of some m. Espeletia espeletka, commonly known as ‘frailejones’, is a genus of perennial subshrubs, in the sunflower family.


We used the Elliptic Fourier Descriptors leaf shape and traditional leaf morphometry leaf size of leaves to measure inter and intra-population variation and a comparison between a paleogeographic reconstruction with an actual estimate of the distribution areas of E.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Landmarks of Mexico Mexico August 7, Six greatest cathedrals of Italy and four more Architectural wonders December 29, Home Natural wonders Biological wonders. Marcescent leaves help protect the plants pyfnophylla cold. Two of these subspecies grow in Colombia, one — Espeletia pycnophylla ssp. Top 10 tallest trees in the world Biological wonders December 23, This frailejone has very soft, pubescent leaves.

These stands are formed of single species — Espeletia pycnophylla ssp. Please enter your name here. Home About Wondermondo Contact. Some of these plants have not been found anywhere else — such as the bromeliad Puya angelensis E. In total in this genus are some 45 — species, all growing in the Andes of Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Espeletia. Retrieved from ” https: You have entered an incorrect email address! The flowers are usually yellow, similar to daisies.

Species diversity here is much higher than in the temperate moorlands of the world — but much lower than in the nearby tropical rainforests. For most time of the year these espeletoa meadows are shrouded in fog.

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