Archive for 'Ericaceae'

Agarista hispidula

The very last couple of kilometres of road to the plateau of Itatiaia National Park is blocked by the park entrance, and even though you can drive to the camping site by the small dam, it’s not worth it! You’ll miss all the magnificent flora and fauna along the dirt road. In the rainy season […]

Agarista hispidula

The very last couple of kilometres of road to the plateau of Itatiaia National Park is blocked by the park entrance, and even though you can drive to the camping site by the small dam, it’s not worth it! You’ll miss all the magnificent flora and fauna along the dirt road. In the rainy season […]

Itatiaia plant 10 (Ericaceae)

The very last couple of kilometres of road to the plateau of Itatiaia National Park is blocked by the park entrance, and even though you can drive to the camping site by the small dam, it’s not worth it! You’ll miss all the magnificent flora and fauna along the dirt road. In the rainy season […]

Itatiaia plant 10 (Ericaceae)

The very last couple of kilometres of road to the plateau of Itatiaia National Park is blocked by the park entrance, and even though you can drive to the camping site by the small dam, it’s not worth it! You’ll miss all the magnificent flora and fauna along the dirt road. In the rainy season […]

Macleania cf. rupestris

Altitude 3083 metres.

Macleania cf. rupestris

Altitude 3083 metres.

Pernettya prostrata

Altitude 3450 metres.

Pernettya prostrata

One of very few purple fruits. Altitude 3450 metres.

Ericaceae

One of many species of shrub on Roraima. Please help me classify it – leave a comment 🙂

Roraima heather (Ledothamnus guyanensis)

An endemic plant. I only found a couple with one flower each on my 2 day stay on Roraima. The flower is huge compared to the European heather, which instead has a large number of small flowers. This specimen was able to cling to life in a crack in the sandstone and seemed to have […]

Ericaceae

Please help me classify it – leave a comment 🙂

Roraima heather (Ledothamnus sessiliflorus)

This was the only one I found of the sessiflorus. It’s endemic. It grew underneath an outcrop, and in contrast to the guyanensis it was a big and dense specimen competing with other plants. This one very much resembles the guyanensis, but the flower differs with a lighter/paler red ring around the base of the […]