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Nevado Veronica
... from Cerro Machu Picchu.

10 June 2011.


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lsheenLove the... THING... left foreground!


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What an unusual-looking plant! Reminds me of the old sci-fi movie, "Day of the Triffids".

Thanks for sharing,

Big Lew

Posted Jan 14, 2012 6:31 pm

rggRe: Love the... THING... left foreground!


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And it was a big plant too, taller than me.

I'm not all that good at determining plants, I'm afraid. It was on top of Cerro Machu Picchu (in case you want to have a look for yourself ;-)). On a serious note, this is at just over 3000m, which means that the vegetation is already a lot thinner than way down in the valley. Perhaps there a botanist around who can tell us what it is.
Posted Jan 15, 2012 4:13 pm

nartrebRe: Love the... THING... left foreground!


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That's (the flower spike of) a bromeliad ... distantly related to agave. This one is in genus Puya, but I don't know the species.

I took these photos inside the ruins of Machu Picchu, only a few strides from the main entrance:

Posted Jan 17, 2012 10:13 pm

rggRe: Love the... THING... left foreground!


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Thanks for the name. It's obviously the same genus, and, from the looks of it, quite likely the same species. I don't recall seeing it near the entrance though, only on Cerro Machu Picchu.
Posted Jan 18, 2012 1:16 am

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rggSubmitted by rgg
on Jan 13, 2012 6:10 am

Image ID: 770915
Hits: 1973 
Object Title: Nevado Veronica

Image Type(s): Scenery