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 Mama Tembo hams it up
Mama Tembo hams it up in a Barranco Valley groundsel (Senecio Kilimanjari) forest.
Our guide Maiko wonders if this is a new manifestation of altitude illness.
Notice the clean (and matching) shoelaces, three days into our hike!

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VelebitBeautiful atmosphere

Velebit

Voted 10/10

Great shot Nelson, I like the combination of fog, light and this crazy trees :-) btw, it seams I've been absent too much lately because I didn't notice you have been on Kili!?!? Congrats! And what a trip report, it is fantastic!
Posted Mar 9, 2005 8:15 pm

NelsonRe: Beautiful atmosphere

Nelson

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Thanks Aleksandar! Kili was a great trip, and these forests were one of the highlights for sure. The weird shapes are reminiscent of the saguaro cactus of the American southwest, and interestingly both are lands of extreme environments.
Posted Mar 10, 2005 9:55 am

SajamaLobelia?

Sajama

Voted 10/10

Do you Know the type of plants?
Posted May 10, 2006 9:08 am

NelsonRe: Lobelia?

Nelson

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Not a Lobelia, but a Senecio Kilimanjari.

There are huge Lobelia on Kili that grow at similar, or slighty higher, elevations. I have some pictures, but not curently scanned. I did find this page which has a photo of each. Cheers, Nelson
Posted May 13, 2006 9:42 pm

SajamaRe: Lobelia?

Sajama

Voted 10/10

You are right and I was confused. It´s a plant very similar to Senecio adnivalis that grows in Ruwenzori.
Thanks for find me this web!
Cheers, Nelson!
Posted May 15, 2006 8:52 pm

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