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Puya raimondii, also known as Queen of the Andes, is the largest species of bromeliad. It is native to Bolivia and Peru and is restricted to the high Andes at an elevation of 3000 – 4800 m. The plant is monocarpic (flower, set seeds and then die) and in habitat seeds only once in about 80 years or more before dying. Although a mature Puya will produce 8–12 million seeds, germination is very few if any.

Puya raimondii, also known as Queen of the Andes, is the largest species of bromeliad. It is native to Bolivia and Peru and is restricted to the high Andes at an elevation of 3000 – 4800 m. The plant.

This odd plant stumped taxonomists for years. A desert plant found in South Africa, the thick welwitschia mirabilis generally possesses only two leaves, but these leaves curl and tangle as the plant grows (it often lives over 1,000 years) and becomes a jumbled, tough mass

15 Eccentric Endangered Trees, Plants, and Flowers

A Puya Turquesa ( P. berteroniana ) é uma bromélia terrestre das montanhas do Chile

Plantas raras e exóticas

A Puya Turquesa ( P. berteroniana ) é uma bromélia terrestre das montanhas do Chile

Bromeliad (Tillandsia religiosa) While the species has been known to local communities for generations, it wasn’t formally described by scientists until last year. The bromeliad inhabits cliffs in a range of habitats at an elevation of 1,800 to 2,100 meters.

Bromeliad (Tillandsia religiosa) At Christmas in Mexico’s Sierra de Tepoztlán, Tlayacapan, San José de los Laureles, and Tepoztlán, Tillandsia religiosa is commonly used for altar scenes or “nacimientos” depicting the birth of Christ

Hesperoyucca whipplei is native to the southern half of California and the northern half of Baja California. It used to be called Yucca whipplei, but is distinguished by having monocarpic rosettes like an Agave (dying after flowering). It is quite variable, and depending on the population plants can be single headed or offsetting to make a clump. Leaf color varies from gray-green to silvery-blue.

Hesperoyucca whipplei is native to the southern half of California and the northern half of Baja California. It used to be called Yucca whipplei, but is distinguished by having monocarpic rosettes.

National Geographic, february 1966

Bromelia --Bolivia-------------endilletante: National Geographic, february 1966 : “Flamboyant is the world for Bolivia”, article and photographs by Loren McIntyre.

Traveler's Palm, Ravenala madagascariensis.

Ravenala madagascariensis, commonly known as Traveller's Tree or Traveller's Palm, is a species of plant from Madagascar. It is not a true palm (family Arecaceae) but a member of the bird-of-paradise family, Strelitziaceae.

cacti are magical

Cactus cardón, the world's tallest species of cactus.Otherwise known as the organpipe cactus. They grow near the Arizona/Mexico border.(Big enough for the "tree" category!

Hala Fruit from Hawaii

Fruit of the Hala aka Puhala Tree Seed Pod (Pandanus Utilis) The odd looking fruit is a major source of food in Micronesia, especially in the atolls.

Bonsai bugambilia

Scarlet Begonias in Bonsai. The Japanese art of Bonsai is rooted in the traditions of Asian culture. The placement of branches, styling, and the pot all convey deep symbolism and reverence for nature.

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