Some pictures from the Andes. In Venezuela, Andes are pretty "low" (up to 5,000m height) so the Andes landscape is not as dramatic as in Peru or Ecuador for instance. Also, absence of volcanoes makes the vegetation less varied at lower altitude.
A few pictures from Venezuelian paramo and from the cloud forest a bit below. Some identifications when I managed and if you can help with the others, it's well appreciated.
Thanks a lot!
Typical paramo landscape
Cactus / Opuntia ficus indica
Tabacote morado / Solanum mesopliarthrum? (endemic)
Frailejon / Espeletia schultzii (endemic)
Typical cloud forest landscape:
Giant Tree Fern?
And my usual... orchid plant
(if you can help to identify...)
[ Last edited by Ronaldo at 2009-2-3 03:57