Forest of Scalesia pedunculata
Scientific name : Scalesia pedunculata Hook. f.  
No :  72
Filming :  1981/8/25
Island :  Santa Cruz
Family :  Compositae
Status :  Endemic
Keyword :  Scalesia
Tree
Highland plant
Sunflower family
 

Notes :  Los Gemelos
Commentary :  Scalesia pedunculata, an endemic species of Compositae, grows to 12 meters high trees. It forms pure forests in the Galapagos, which has a limited number of tree species. This photograph shows an upward view toward the canopy in a forest. The high humidity allows epiphytic green moss to live on the branches.

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