Canopy of Scalesia pedunculata
Scientific name : Scalesia pedunculata Hook. f.  
No :  20
Filming :  1999/12/13
Island :  Santa Cruz
Family :  Compositae
Status :  Endemic
Keyword :  Scalesia
Tree
Highland plant
Sunflower family
 

Commentary :  Scalesia peduncularis grows to become the highest tree of the genus Scalesia, 12 m in maximum height and 28 cm in trunk diameter. It forms forests in the moist mid-elevbation zone halfway up the island slope of San Cristobal, Floreana, Santa Cruz, and Santiago. Thumb-sized disc flowers form the head flower.

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