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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Retrieved 28 October Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Stunning new pictures of the 2, year old shrub, the 5, year old moss and the 9, year old spruce”.

Azorella compacta

Yareta on slopes of Nevado Coropuna, Peru. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Azorella compacta.

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. To prevents moisture loss through evaporation the Yareta has wax covered leaves. Views Read Edit View history. These rocks on the highlands of the Andes looks like they are covered with moss.

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. Yareta Azorella compactaalso known as “Llareta” in Spanish, is a flowering plant that belongs to the family Apiaceae.

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A large blob of Yareta growing comlacta the rocks can thus be thousands of years old. The plant prefers sandy, well-drained soils. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Get gentle updates in your inbox whenever new articles are published. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. This page was last edited on 11 Novemberat Yareta is estimated to grow approximately 1.

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Actually, they are a type comlacta flowing plant known as Yareta and it lives in colonies which can be thousands of years old. Thank you for subscribing. The Negro of Banyoles. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. The plant keeps close to the ground in order compaca retain as much heat in as possible. The self-fertile flowers are hermaphroditic and are pollinated by insects.

To survive the extreme conditions, Yareta grows in packs so dense that its stems can take the weight of a human.

This also helps to resist the powerful high altitude compacra, which would tear up the roots of any plant. The plant’s leaves grow into an extremely compact, dense mat that reduces heat and water loss. Many Yaretas are estimated to be over 3, years old. Articles needing additional references azorellw May All articles needing additional references Articles with ‘species’ microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from May Commons category link is on Wikidata.


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Retrieved from ” https: Because the Yareta is dry and dense, it burns well, like peat, and was traditionally harvested for fuel. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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.

Yareta is an evergreen perennial with pink or lavender flowers. Stuckie The Mummified Dog.

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This temperature difference is a result of the azorlla radiation re-radiated by the soil surface which is usually dark gray to black in the Puna. Yareta is now a protected species and being such a slow grower, it has also made it to the endangered list. The amount of yareta being removed had become so significant that it threatened the very existence of the plant.

Yareta, The 3, Years Old Plant.