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Azorella compacta Phil. | by codiferous
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Azorella compacta Phil.

These alpine cushion plants, locally known as llareta, are some of the weirdest Apiaceae I have ever seen. The sap they produce smells a lot like pine resin, and is used locally to help ignite fires, as it is highly flammable. I wonder if all those terpenes are functioning like a sort of antifreeze in the plant?

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Taken on June 22, 2007