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Author Topic: Chile, from the extreme north to the Central Cordilleras  (Read 6457 times)

Lvandelft

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Re: Chile, from the extreme north to the Central Cordilleras
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2009, 11:21:09 AM »
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Re: Chile, from the extreme north to the Central Cordilleras
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2009, 08:08:49 PM »
Beautiful pictures, Ger.  I seem to remember when you showed the Azorella pictures at a Discussion weekend, someone shouted out 'That's not a cushion, that's a sofa!'
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Re: Chile, from the extreme north to the Central Cordilleras
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2009, 08:39:59 PM »
Beautiful pictures, Ger.  I seem to remember when you showed the Azorella pictures at a Discussion weekend, someone shouted out 'That's not a cushion, that's a sofa!'

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Re: Chile, from the extreme north to the Central Cordilleras
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2009, 08:50:15 PM »
Ger, thanks a lot for this great pictures! They cause a lot of wanderlust....   ::) :D
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Re: Chile, from the extreme north to the Central Cordilleras
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2009, 08:53:02 AM »
many thanks Hans for your help.

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Re: Chile, from the extreme north to the Central Cordilleras
« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2009, 09:21:33 AM »
to use Azorella compacta as a sofa is not a good idea.
It is as hard as stone.
To have an idea of the size. One of the cushions was more than 3 meter square and 1.20 tall.
Students of Gornall university studied these plants for some years and found out that these plants have a growth of about 2 to 3 mm in a year. This means that some of the plants could be more than 1000 years old.

 

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