Notro (Embotrium coccineum) & Los Cuernos in Clouds


One of the common shrubs is the notro. This is the same species seen in the forests in the lake district, but in these harsher conditions it is reduced in size to a shrub.

Notro is a member of the family Proteaceae, notable for the fact that its members are primarily found at the higher latitudes of all the southern continents. Thus they are common in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and southern South America. This distribution is thought to reflect their origin millions of years ago when all of these land masses were adjacent to one another before continental drift sent them spinning across the globe.

Views of the mountains are often tantalizing as the clouds shift and swirl

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