Archive for 'Poaceae'

Cyperus conglomeratus

This is high up on one of the dunes in Archer on the northeast coast of Socotra. This was the only one of its species here, and it has survived change in a way that’s quite remarkable. For one this place is sandblasted for months, during which this is not a place even for humans. […]

Cyperus conglomeratus

This is high up on one of the dunes in Archer on the northeast coast of Socotra. This was the only one of its species here, and it has survived change in a way that’s quite remarkable. For one this place is sandblasted for months, during which this is not a place even for humans. […]

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.