Recovery of Scalesia pedunculata after the 1983 massive dieback
Scientific name : Scalesia pedunculata   
No :  80
Filming :  1986/8/08
Island :  Santa Cruz
Family :  Compositae
Status :  Endemic
Keyword :  Scalesia
Highland plant
Sunflower family

Notes :  Los Gemelos
Commentary :  Forests of Scalesia pedunculata, an endemic species of Compositae, suffered massive dieback due to the El Nino rainfall in 1982-1983. A few individuals that survived put flowers in the following year and bore achenes, which were dispersed in the surrounding areas where regeneration occurred. The sporadic high trees are Scalesia pedunculata and cat's claw (Zanthoxylum fagara).

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