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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Top 10 tallest trees in the world Biological wonders December 23, Puyas are the next exotic looking plants after frailejones. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

Retrieved from ” https: However, genetic analyses are still needed to support these results. Some of these plants have not been found anywhere else — such as the bromeliad Puya angelensis E.

It is flowering with numerous yellow flowers. Plant has healing properties. Two of these subspecies grow in Colombia, one — Espeletia pycnophylla ssp.

Marcescent leaves help protect the plants pycnophyllaa cold. John Lateran Architectural wonders December 28, You have entered an incorrect email address! Many plants have developed espelegia soft, “plumy” leaves and flowers. Libanothamnus Ernst Tamania Cuatrec. Sunday, December 30, Espeletia pycnophylla is the most common frailejone in Ecuador. These countless frailejones are the only tall plants of these ecosystems — except for occasional and not less exotic Puyas. For most time of the year these highland meadows are shrouded in fog.


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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 issue for the understanding of their ezpeletia processes.

The flowers are usually yellow, similar to daisies. Views Read Edit View history. Six greatest cathedrals of Italy and four more Architectural wonders December 29, Landmarks of Mexico Mexico August 7, I n the highlands of tropics in several locations of the world have formed unique montane moors with eerie, tall plants.

Santa Maria della Salute, Venice. Thus each plant manages to keep the temperature of its stem above zero even in strong, chilly winds. This esoeletia continues, despite the Colombian government declaring it illegal.

Species diversity here is much higher than in the temperate moorlands of the world — but much lower than in the nearby tropical rainforests. The Espeletia is well known for contributing to the world in water sustainability by capturing 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.

The soil and the air is cold. The geographical and paleogeographical estimates evidenced a conspicuous process of reduction and fragmentation of the distribution area of E. Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua.

This plant grows only some 2.

Please enter your comment! Home About Wondermondo Contact. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The old leaves do not fall off — they enclose the stem and allow development of pycnopjylla roots along the stem. Articles with ‘species’ microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February Commons category link from Wikidata.


This plant has several subspecies. In these harsh conditions has developed very special ecosystem.

In total in this genus are some 45 — species, all growing in the Andes of Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador. Espeletiacommonly known as ‘frailejones’, is a genus of perennial subshrubs, in the sunflower family.

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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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. While many baby boomers are downsizing to a simpler retirement lifestyle, photographer and writer Judy Blankenship pycnopyylla her husband Michael Jenkins took a more challenging leap in deciding to build a house on the side of a mountain in southern Ecuador.

Plants here have developed specific methods to protect themselves from the frost. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Espeletia. The trunk is thick, with succulent hairy leaves disposed in a dense spiral pattern.

The moist climate turns this all into a soaked sponge.