The leaves are leathery, pointy, thick and shiny. Here you see the long spines – hence the name “spinosa”. Altitude 3450 metres.
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This shrub was growing close to the dirt road leading deeper into Cayambe Coca and was growing on private grounds where cows were grazing. Fortunately cows do not find this plant edible – not even the flowers. It could be due to the long spines or simply because it’s just not suited for food. Despite [...]