Archive for 'Orobanchaceae'

Esterhazya eitenorum

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 eitenorum

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 Aperture: ƒ/16 Camera: NIKON D700 ISO: 1000

Indian paintbrush (Castilleja arvensis)

Altitude 3083 metres Aperture: ƒ/16 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 29 November, 2011 16:09 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 1250 Shutter speed: 1/250 s

Cayambe Coca plant 09 (Bartsia)

Altitude 3450 metres. Aperture: ƒ/9 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 29 November, 2011 09:55 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 1000 Shutter speed: 1/320 s

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. Aperture: ƒ/20 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 24 November, 2011 15:41 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 800 Shutter speed: 1/250 s

Yanacocha plant 06 (Bartsia sp)

Aperture: ƒ/18 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 23 November, 2011 16:56 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 800 Shutter speed: 1/250 s

Yanacocha plant 06 (Bartsia sp)

Aperture: ƒ/18 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 23 November, 2011 16:55 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 800 Shutter speed: 1/250 s

Velloziella spathacea

This plant reminds me of a cucumber or melon, but I found none with fruit. It grows in the montane forest by the Roraima wall. Aperture: ƒ/13 Camera: NIKON D700 ISO: 1000