Kiwis In The Mist

(page 2)

Misty Mountains

During a visit to Carlos, one of our friends in the Ecuadorian capital of Quito, he suggested that we visit his parents who were managing a large hacienda, north of Quito near a place called Calacali. The country just north of Quito is quite forbidding, dry, windy and dusty. The sparse vegetation struggles to gain a hold on the steep-sided gorges and washouts in this badly eroded land. This arid area can only support plants such as yuccas and bromeliads which somehow find a foothold on the slopes while on more even ground the ever present Faique (Acacia macracantha) grows. These rather dry looking trees are the only plants that can survive the onslaught of roaming goats, the forbidding spines on the trunks even discourage these destructive animals. Here and there small Indian farmhouses can be seen, the adobe walls and dust covered roofs the same colour as the dismal landscape beyond.

continued on [next page]   [previous page]   [top]   [index]


  03-02-23 - 08:05GMT
 What's New?
 New palm book
 Date: 24-05-2004

An Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms
by Robert Lee Riffle, Paul Craft.
 New: Issue 48
 Date: 24-05-2004
Chamaerops 48
has been published in the Members Area.
 Archive complete!
 Date: 03-12-2002
All Chamaerops issues can now be found in the archive: More than 350 articles are on-line!
 Issues 13 to 16
 Date: 28-08-2002
Chamaerops mags 13, 14, 15 and 16 have been added to the members area. More than 250 articles are now online!
 42 as free pdf-file
 Date: 05-08-2002
Free Download! Chamaerops No. 42 can be downloaded for free to intruduce the new layout and size to our visitors
 Issues 17 to 20
 Date: 23-07-2002
Chamaerops mags 17, 18, 19 and 20 have been added to the members area. Now 218 articles online!
 Book List
 Date: 28-05-2001
Take a look at our brand new Book List edited by Carolyn Strudwick
 New Book
 Date: 25-01-2001
'Palmen in Mitteleuropa'
by Mario Stähler
This german book tells you all about how to cultivate your palms in Central Europe. more...