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Plantago rigida  Kunth;  Plantaginaceae

Hierbas dispuestas en almohadillas, que forman montículos grandes, miden 1 m o más de diámetro. Las hojas están en una roseta al final de las ramas, miden hasta 3 cm de largo, son duras y brillantes. Las flores son tubulares, miden hasta 15 mm de largo, con 4 dientes, de color verdoso. Los frutos miden 2 mm de largo, y están elevados sobre estructuras tubulares.

Distribución: Colombia a Bolivia. En el PNC se encuentra en el páramo de almohadilla. Se ha observado a las llamas rascarse el hocico en estas almohadillas duras.

Cushion-forming plants that form compact mounds up to 1 m or more in diameter. The leaves, arranged in rosettes at the tip of the branches, are up to 3 cm long, hard and glossy. The flowers are greenish, up to 15 mm long, tubular with 4 teeth. The fruits are up to 2 mm long, and are raised on tubular structures.

Distribution: Colombia to Bolivia. In CNP it is found in the cushion páramo. Lamas have been observed scratching their heads against these hard cushions.

 
 
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