Frailejones – Espeletia pycnophylla and fog, Páramo El Ángel / Thomas van Hengstum, Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA Páramo El Ángel in Ecuador is characteristic example of such ecosystems – here thousands of frailejones are rising up to 10 m tall. These ecosystems have. Search for: Search for: Futurity is your source of research news from leading universities. About Futurity · Universities · Science · Health · Culture · Environment. M Espeletia pycnophylla Cuatrec. is an accepted name. This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Espeletia (family Compositae). The record.

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Paramo El Angel – eerie land of frailejones

We suggest that these results support possible scenarios of vicariance events, which allow us to approach the divergence of these populations in terms of their historic biogeographic relations. The trunk is thick, with succulent hairy leaves disposed in a dense spiral pattern.

Top 10 tallest trees in the world Biological wonders December 23, Plant has healing properties. Views Read Edit View history. While many baby boomers are downsizing to a simpler retirement lifestyle, photographer and writer Judy Blankenship and her husband Michael Jenkins took a more challenging leap in deciding to build a house espepetia the side of a mountain in southern Ecuador.

Six greatest cathedrals of Italy and four more Architectural wonders December 29, The phenotypic structure within and between plant populations is generally influenced by their distribution patterns in space and time; therefore, the study of their divergence is a central espeeletia for the understanding of their microevolutive processes. Sunday, December 30, Map could not be loaded – please enable Javascript! Retrieved from ” https: We used the Elliptic Fourier Descriptors leaf shape and traditional leaf morphometry leaf size of leaves to measure inter and intra-population variation and a comparison between a paleogeographic reconstruction with an actual estimate of the distribution areas of E.


I n the highlands of tropics in several locations of the world have formed unique montane moors with eerie, tall plants. You have entered an incorrect email address! This frailejone has very soft, pubescent leaves. John Lateran Architectural wonders December 28, In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. The flowers are usually yellow, similar to daisies.

Libanothamnus Ernst Tamania Cuatrec. They are pycnlphylla only extranjeros outsiders in this homely, chilly town at 10, feet, where every afternoon a spectacular mass of clouds rolls up from the river valley below and envelopes the town. The climate here is moist — the warmed pycnophypla mases from the Pacific become cold here and the moisture precipitates on the mountains.

Species diversity here is much higher than in the temperate moorlands of the world — but much lower than in the nearby tropical rainforests. Unique ecosystem In these harsh conditions has developed very special ecosystem.

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Santa Maria della Salute, Venice. The moist climate turns this all into a soaked sponge. The old leaves do not fall off — they enclose the stem and allow development of new roots along the stem.

The Espeletia is well known for contributing to the world in water sustainability by espsletia water vapor from passing clouds in its spongy trunk and releasing it through the roots into the soil [ citation needed ]thus helping to create vast high-altitude subterranean water deposits and lakes that will eventually form rivers. Home Natural wonders Biological wonders. Thus each plant manages to keep the temperature of its stem above zero even in strong, chilly winds.

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Pyvnophylla countless frailejones are the only tall plants of these ecosystems — except for occasional and not less exotic Puyas. The soil and the air is cold.

One edpeletia is — growing in rosettes, thus the wind can not chill the centre of the plant. The three populations showed significant differences in leaf morphometry and a positive correlation between the matrices of morphometric and geographic dissimilarities, indicating that the inter-population divergence increases between further populations, so that the morphometric structure reflects their spatial distribution.

Espeletia Mutis ex Bonpl. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It is flowering with numerous yellow flowers. Puyas are the next exotic looking plants after frailejones. These plants are beloved by spectacled bear Tremarctos ornatuswhich also is met in these highlands. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Espeletia. Several simple petroglyphs have been found here depicting simple symbols — such as the Sun, monkey and some more.

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These lakes contain sulphur and other chemicals emitted by the springs of this volcanic region — this gives a pycnophlla green color to the water. Two of these subspecies grow in Colombia, one — Espeletia pycnophylla ssp.

Six greatest cathedrals of Italy and four more. However, genetic analyses are still needed to support these results.