Forest of Scalesia pedunculata
Scientific name : Scalesia pedunculata Hook. f.  
No :  71
Filming :  1981/8/25
Island :  Santa Cruz
Family :  Compositae
Status :  Endemic
Keyword :  Scalesia
Tree
Highland plant
Sunflower family
 

Notes :  Los Gemelos
Commentary :  Scalesia pedunculata is an endemic species of Compositae, grows to 12 meter high trees, and forms pure forests in the moist zone halfway up mountains. This photograph shows a forest at its development peak in 1981, which later suffered massive dieback in the 1982-1983 El Nino.

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