Cabo de Gata, Almeria

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Last weekend I have been to Cabo de Gata, in the SE of Spain. This area is of volcanic origin and the climate is some desertic, is one of the most dry areas in Europe. Few trees grow here, only some carot, date palms, olives...planted by man. Chamaerops humilis grow in all the park, abundant in some areas .If receives little water, they looks healthy (volcanic soil has all a plant need for grow happy)

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a palm date groove. There are some wild Agaves :

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The coast is very impressive, dark spots of the seabed are grassland of Posidonia oceanica

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There are some Chamaerops with wax on their leaves (like a var. cerifera) perhaps for prevent dehydration. They were also very differents in form in some zones.

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one of my favorites

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a dwarf blue

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This is the common green form:

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in some deeper soils the growth is better( this is some silver)

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Silver and green

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various types o leaf

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lonely mature female, with seeds

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Other with seeds, bitten by rats

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green and dwarf (seems a young trachy wagnerianus)

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other tiny

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palmito with petticoat

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¡Gracias, Luis! ¡Qué belleza de lugar! Se vé lo árido que es. Tiene un panorama precioso.

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This is an amazing zone, maybe 10b.

Every year i visit Almeria, Aguilas, Valencia, twice.

That's a dream to live overthere!

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Fabulous pics, the small one you say looks like wagnerianus reminds strongly of Chamaerops humilis vulcano.

The silver ones I saw before in cultivation in Spain, different to cerifera being bigger and stronger growing with less wax and is probably the most beautiful form of them all.

You have some wonderful forms to cultivate there.

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Beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing.

The wife and I have a PRE-revised Andalucian stallion (horse) so of course we hope to visit there soon.

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All I can see is " A Frozen Frog" ???????

Regards Andy

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