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Pentacalia vacciniodes  (Kunth) Cuatrec;  Asteraceae o Compositae

Arbustos de hasta 2 m de alto, bastante ramificados. Las hojas son alternas, miden hasta 4 cm de largo, son gruesas, de color verde-azulado, el ápice es puntiagudo, de color rosado. La inflorescencia tiene hasta 8 cabezuelas en las puntas de las ramas, cada una de 1,5 cm de diámetro. Las flores (± 30) son tubulares y con 5 dientes, de hasta 8 mm de largo, de color amarillo. Los frutos tienen una corona de pelos sedosos que miden 5 mm y son de color blanco.

Distribución: Colombia y Ecuador. En el PNC se encuentra en el páramo de pajonal.

Shrubs up to 2 m tall, profusely branched. The leaves are alternate, up to 4 cm long, thick, bluish-green; the apex is pointed and pink. The inflorescences are terminal and have up to 8 heads, each 1.5 cm in diameter. The flowers (± 30) are tubular, up to 8 mm long, with 5 teeth, yellow. The fruits have a crown of white silky hairs, up to 5 mm long.

Distribution: Colombia and Ecuador. In CNP it is found in the grass páramo.

 
 
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