Azorella compacta is a cushion-forming, perennial woody herb growing from a taproot. It forms a light green, hard, dense cushion of growth up to cm tall and . Yareta or llareta (Azorella compacta, also known as “Llareta” in Spanish, and historically as Azorella yareta) is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae native to . A yellowish-green, compact (rather like a cauliflower), resinous cushion shrub, the llareta, Azorella compacta (Embelliferae) occurs in the high Andes of southern.
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Many Yaretas are estimated to be over 3, years old. Yareta, The 3, Years Old Plant. Views Read Edit View history.
Because the Yareta is dry and dense, it burns well, like peat, and was traditionally harvested for fuel. This also helps to resist the powerful high altitude wind, which would tear up the roots of any plant.
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Azorella compacta. Actually, they are a type of flowing plant known as Yareta and it lives in colonies which can be thousands of years old.
These rocks on the highlands of the Andes looks like they are covered with moss. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Get gentle updates in your inbox whenever new articles are published. This page was last edited on 11 Novemberat Retrieved from ” https: The plant keeps close to the ground in order to retain as much heat in as possible.
Yareta is estimated to grow approximately 1. Another trick the Yareta has learned to survive the inhospitable mountains of the Andes is to grow extremely slowly, almost at a geological pace of 1. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The amount of yareta being removed had become so significant that it threatened the very existence of the plant. To prevents moisture loss through evaporation the Yareta has wax covered leaves. It grows in the cold Puna grasslands of the Andes in Peru, Bolivia, northern Chile, and western Argentina at altitudes between 3, and 4, meters, where the wind blows unceasingly and the cold cracks even granite.
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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The plant’s leaves grow into an extremely compact, dense mat that reduces heat and water loss.
A large blob of Yareta growing on the rocks can thus be thousands of years old. Retrieved 28 October Yareta is an evergreen perennial with pink or lavender flowers. The self-fertile flowers are hermaphroditic and are pollinated by insects. Yareta is now a protected species and being such a slow grower, it has also made it to the endangered list.
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Yareta on slopes of Nevado Coropuna, Peru. Thank you for subscribing. This article needs additional citations for verification.
May Learn how and when to remove this template message. Yareta or llareta Azorella compactaalso known as “Llareta” in Spanish, and historically as Azorella yaretafrom yarita in the Quechua language is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae native to South America. The Negro of Banyoles. The plant prefers sandy, well-drained soils. This temperature difference is a vompacta of the longwave radiation re-radiated by the soil surface which is usually dark gray to black in the Puna.
In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Yareta Azorella compactaalso known as “Llareta” in Spanish, is a flowering plant that belongs to the family Apiaceae. Stunning new pictures of the 2, year old shrub, the 5, year old moss and the 9, year old spruce”.