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November 2016

A gallery of new photos of Atacama Desert flora has been uploaded.
The photos show beautiful, remarkable and sometimes very rare flowers from the entire north of Chile. Some are from the dry parts of the far north, others grow at the coastal semi-arid desert just north of Santiago. Most of the plants are endemic and some, such as the Garra de Leon or the Malesherbia auristipulata only live in a regionally extremely limited area and are seriously endangered due to destruction of their habitat by human activities.

Flor de Bigote (Bipinnula fimbriata), an endemic orchid of central and northern Chile
Flor de Bigote (Bipinnula fimbriata), an endemic orchid of central and northern Chile

 

gerhard huedepohl
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