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Inspiration from Patagonia

tiger15

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I want to share some pics of flora of Patagonia I visited last month. The place is gusty, wet and cold all year long, and the vegetation is dominated by dwarf bushes. There are drift wood scattered all over the landscape as a result of past fire events, and all have the contorted shape that are ideal for aquascaping. Because of the constantly moist conditions, green mosses are everywhere and flora is dominated by deciduous tiny leaf varieties that resemble stem plants and Anubias nana. The latitude of Patagonia is equivalent to Ireland in Northern Hemisphere, and I am surprised to find few, if any, conifers characteristic of equivalent northern latitude. The miniaturized flora look like natural bonsai scape.
 

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dw1305

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Hi all,
Lovely, I can have a go at names for a couple of the plants. The one that looks like a Hebe is possibly Hebe elliptica, it occurs in S. America as well as New Zealand. The dwarf ericaceous shrub is possibly Gaultheria (Pernettya) mucronata.

I'm pretty sure one of the herbaceous plants is Gunnera magellanica (not all Gunnera spp. are huge).

cheers Darrel
 

Nick.c

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I really love that natural weathered and aged look of the cliffs edges with moss growth.

Would make an amazing aquascape
 

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