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Chuquiraga jussieui  J. F. Gmelin;  Asteraceae o Compositae

Arbustos que miden hasta 1,5 m de alto. Las hojas son alternas, miden hasta 1,2 cm de largo, son duras y punzantes. La inflorescencia tiene cabezuelas vistosas de hasta 5 cm de largo, son muy compactas, con brácteas punzantes de color anaranjado. Las flores (20–45) son delgadas, de color amarillo o anaranjado, de 20 mm de largo. El fruto con una corona blanco.

Distribución: S Colombia al S de Perú. En el PNC crece en el páramo arbustivo. Las flores son visitadas por colibríes Oreotrochilus chimborazo.

Shrubs up to 1.5 m tall. The leaves are alter-nate, up to 1.2 cm long, stiff, with a spiny tip. The inflorescence is of showy, compact heads, up to 5 cm long; the spine-tipped bracts are orange. The flowers (20–45) are slender, yel-low or orange, 20 mm long. The fruit has a white crown.

Distribution: S Colombia to S of Peru. In CNP it is found in the shrubby páramo. The flowers are visited by Oreotrochilus chimborazo hummingbirds.

 
 
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