Puya Raymondi

At an elevation of 3800 m, there is a stand of these plants near the town of Huambo, on the northwestern slope of Mount Tururunka. There is a not a lot of individual specimens, nearly 150 in all. There is a smaller stand in the Madrigal and Tapay districts. The plant grows 8 meters tall: the rosette leaf-covered stem 3.5 meters and the scape another 4.5 meters, each inflorescence carrying 2000 flowers.

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