Archive for 'Orobanchaceae'

Esterhazya splendida

On the way to the Itatiaia park entrance, towards Agulhas Negras, you’ll find the only sturdy man-made construction – a bridge painted in white. From here you have great views of the montane forest, the land below and the shrubs and small trees in the gully below in particular. However, there is yet another location […]

Esterhazya splendida

On the way to the Itatiaia park entrance, towards Agulhas Negras, you’ll find the only sturdy man-made construction – a bridge painted in white. From here you have great views of the montane forest, the land below and the shrubs and small trees in the gully below in particular. However, there is yet another location […]

Castilleja nubigena

The Condoriri park was a treasure trove of plant species, and I wish I had several days here, as my few hours was far from enough to explore all the incredible miniature plants growing here. This is a semi parasitic plant. Altitude: 4623 metres.

Castilleja nubigena

The Condoriri park was a treasure trove of plant species, and I wish I had several days here, as my few hours was far from enough to explore all the incredible miniature plants growing here. Altitude: 4623 metres.

Indian paintbrush (Castilleja arvensis)

The intense and unique red is simply mesmerizing to me, and this specimen was the absolute grandest of them all! Altitude 3083 metres

Cayambe Coca plant 09 (Bartsia)

Altitude 3450 metres.

Indian paintbrush (Castilleja arvensis)

The color of the infloresence is incredibly attractive – to me and insects alike. The red leaves are nothing more than indicators or flags – the real flower is inconspicuous This is the flower.