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(Asteraceae)

Espeletia aff. lopezii - BSWJ14374

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Description:
One of the most common plants in the Colombian páramo seen in so many different forms with at least 150 species endemic to Colombia, while neighbouring countries only have a handful. We found this species on our arrival in the outstanding area of El Cocuy a cool and pleasant area in the northern Andes. One of the most imposing species with a wide trunk 2-3m tall eventually, with broad sword-shaped leaves that are exceptionally silvery and woolly. Bearing axillary long woolly scapes branched terminally bearing large shaggy-haired short-rayed yellow flowers. We have had some success growing these outdoors in a well drained, but moisture retentive soil that is well lit, but does not get excessively hot in summer,

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Family Generic Species/Variety Collection Number
(Asteraceae) Espeletia aff. lopezii BSWJ14374
Group Colour Blooms Size
Perennial Yellow Summer, autumn large
Soil Type Shade Foliage Origin
Humus rich well drained Part shade, Sun Evergreen grey Colombia
Scented Ornamental Berries / Fruit
No ORNAMENTAL seeds
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