Altitude 4200 metres.
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At this altitude the Geraniums are very small, but still easy to recognize. Altitude 4200 metres. Please help me classify it – leave a comment
I found many in blooom here in the Antisana Ecological Reserve. Mesmerizing color and pattern that can trick your eye’s focus. Altitude 4200 metres.
At first glance it resembles a Crocus. I was lucky to visit when in bloom, and they thrive here in the Antisana Ecological Reserve. Altitude 4200 metres.
I have also found it under Culcitium reflexum and Culcitium uniflorum. Altitude 4200 metres.
An iconic flower – so huge and conspicuous. How is it able to make such a huge infloresence at this altitude and with seemingly so little nutrition? This specimen was located in the Antisana Ecological Reserve. During my brief visit only a very few were in bloom, which made me wonder how the Ecuadorian Hillstar [...]
This is perhaps the most eye-catching of all the club-mosses, and is the first I’ve seen that’s not green. It looks ancient and prehistoric. Altitude 4200 metres.
Many in the family have adapted the same way at this altitude – only one huge flower, barely over the ground and leaves. Impossible to pluck for a bouquet, fortunately – and thus it’s saved from human exploitation. Altitude 4200 metres.
One of few in the family at this altitude that produces a tall stem. I encountered it here in Antisana Ecological Reserve as well as in Cayambe Coca. Resembles the Nordic Erigeron uniflorus. Altitude 4200 metres. Please help me classify it – leave a comment