Giant Lobelia ( Lobelia Rhynchopetalum ) In The Bale Mountains Of Ethiopia , Fol ...
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Description: Giant Lobelia ( Lobelia rhynchopetalum ) in the Bale Mountains of Ethiopia , folded up leaves as adaptation to the subzero temperatures of the night . During the day the plant is opening up again . Giant Lobelias are typical and very often endemic to the high mountains and plateaus of East Africa . They are adapted to the daily change between frost in the nights and the heat of the tropical days as well as the extreme UV radiation of African mountains . Africa , East Africa , Ethiopia , January 2010
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