Matching plant

This cusion plant is known as Yareta and it matches Kessler's coat quite well. The plants are located on either side of Cerani. This one is just below the pass on the west side at around 5200 meters elevation.


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Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Dec 31, 2007 8:48 am - Voted 10/10


Made me laugh. :-) --mark d.


Scott - Dec 31, 2007 5:52 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Cute

I should have had his take his red jacket off.


lisae - Jan 7, 2008 4:52 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Cute

You might have had trouble distinguishing him from the plant in that case ...:)

Very fun picture!

The Lower Marmot

The Lower Marmot - Jan 1, 2008 1:09 pm - Voted 10/10


The plant's name is yareta.

They're pretty common at higher elevations in the area.

Yareta is actually very important to many of the indigenous people of southern Peru--when i was living in a Quechua settlement on the south slopes of Coropuna a year and a half ago, i learned that it is their primary source of fuel for fires. If you kick over a yareta plant and break off the green outer, the interior is a dry, dirty wood. It actually burns surprisingly hot and long.

And great shot--i'm really excited about your Cerani page, and can't wait to get there in five or six months.



Scott - Jan 1, 2008 5:10 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Yareta

Thanks. I added the name of the plant to the caption.


lcarreau - Jan 5, 2008 10:54 pm - Voted 10/10

An outstanding match!

The plant matches the coat ... amazing!!! Thanks for the valuable information.


tanya - Jan 6, 2008 9:43 am - Voted 10/10

Very Cute!


Igor Czs

Igor Czs - Jan 19, 2008 7:28 am - Hasn't voted

Very nice pic!

The kid looks so happy....



Dragger - Apr 6, 2008 11:03 pm - Voted 10/10


Hes is so cute but he definately needs to take his jacket off for the picture! :^)


BobSmith - Jun 21, 2009 9:38 pm - Voted 10/10




BLong - Sep 1, 2009 11:56 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice image

I saw this image in your gallery and it reminded me of a moss covered boulder that I walked past about 6 weeks ago (which was in Sajama National Park, Bolivia). Certainly the same environment as your Arequipa shot. Thanks for sharing.



rpc - Oct 6, 2009 11:23 am - Voted 10/10




RayMondo - Dec 1, 2009 8:11 am - Voted 10/10

Some hiker

Just read on the Forum what you've all been doing. Phenomenal kids!


Scott - Dec 1, 2009 10:12 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Some hiker

Thanks. We've had some good times climbing out there.


gimpilator - Apr 24, 2011 5:03 am - Hasn't voted

Cute Picture!

We saw some of these plants when we were in Bolivia. Did you know that they can live for thousands of years?


Scott - Apr 25, 2011 8:56 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Cute Picture!

Thanks for the comment.

They are really cool plants and quite old.

Tomek Lodowy

Tomek Lodowy - Apr 24, 2011 6:28 am - Voted 10/10





Scott - Apr 25, 2011 8:56 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: 11/10

Thanks for the comment.


nader - Jul 11, 2014 9:04 am - Hasn't voted

Very interesting

Seems the same as this plant in the Alborz Mountains of Iran.


RobSC - Jul 11, 2014 2:52 pm - Voted 10/10

Cool Plant


As someone who enjoys travelling the World to see the bizarre, you have shown that there are always more surprises! Great how it matches with Kessler's outfit! Cute picture in addition to its strangeness.

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