Archive for 'Poaceae'

Cortaderia sp

This species of grass is more than 2 metres tall, and when they grow close like this, it’s like walking in a forest of grass!

Paja brava (Festuca orthophylla)

This is perhaps the most abundant and eye-catching grass on the Altiplano. Even outside the flowering season they are incredibly decorative, and in particular those growing in solitude are really amazing. Even though the grass is incredibly tough, pointy and to me very dry, it’s food for many of the grass-eaters including the llamas. Here […]

Altiplano plant 18

Grows on the salty portions of the rim of the Salar de Uyuni that receives fresh water sporadically. Please help me identify it – leave a comment 🙂 Altitude: 3669 metres.

Altiplano plant 18

Grows on the salty portions of the rim of the Salar de Uyuni that receives fresh water sporadically. Please help me identify it – leave a comment 🙂 Altitude: 3669 metres.

Bamboo shoot

Fully grown this species is immensely long and slender, and looked like enormous fishing rods.