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Frailejones (Espeletia Grandiflora)

Chingaza National Park, Colombia, 2016 
Oil on canvas 
30 x 48 in. (76 x 122 cm)




Espeletia grandiflora, also called frailejon, is a signature species of the high elevation páramo in Chingaza National Park. Their coarse array of stout leaves, covered with fine silver hairs, nicely complements the warm color and soft texture of the surrounding calamagrostis grass.

Also in this series:
  Puya and Espeletia
  Laguna Seca
  Espeletia Grandiflora
  Páramo above the Rio Guatiquía