Forest of Scalesia pedunculata
Scientific name : Scalesia pedunculata Hook. f.  
No :  74
Filming :  1981/8/25
Island :  Santa Cruz
Family :  Compositae
Status :  Endemic
Keyword :  Scalesia
Tree
Highland plant
Sunflower family
 

Notes :  Los Gemelos
Commentary :  There are two large collapsed craters west of the central mountains of Santa Cruz. The area is called Los Gemelos (meaning twins). Forests of Scalesia pedunculata in the area suffered massive dieback due to El Nino in 1982-1983. This photograph was taken in the year before the massive dieback.

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