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Drosophyllum lusitanicum "Los Alcornocales", Andalucia, Spain

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Banana    0

Last week I made ​​a long journey to visit two natural sites with Drosophyllum lusitanicum in Andalusia, Los Alcornocales, aprox. 620 meters under see level. That is really interesting to see Drosophyllum in such a dry habitat.

First site is a sunny open space , the soil consists mainly of sandstone. Temperature 23C ( The sea is located about 40 km away,temperature by sea 30C)

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Soil consists mainly of absorbent sandstone, which is important to absorb and retain rainwater:

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Second site, under the branches of Cork Oak (Quercus suber), soil has a higher content of humus

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Drosophyllum growing on a slope

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Quercus suber

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View of the Los Alcornocales

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jimscott    42

Considerin the conditions that most people seem to espousing (media and moisture), this sheds new light on reality.

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meizwang    184

love the habitat pics-thanks for sharing! Pretty shocking how dry it is out there.

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Daniel G    21

Pinheiro babosa (Slobbering pine :) )

They look great!

I've never seen pictures of these in their natural habitat.

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Banana    0

That is really amazing observe Drosophyllum in such dry habitat. I suppose that key factors are frequent morning fog, permeable soil moist at the roots. :sun_bespectacled:

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