puya dasyliriodes

Puya dasylirioides

Puya dasylirioides is a plant from the Bromelias family, found only in Costa Rica from 2600-3200 m.a.s.l. in bogs and moors, where they resist strong solar radiation and cold climates. It’s essential for the ecosystem’s water cycle, capturing CO2, and as food for hummingbirds such as the beautiful Fiery-Throated Hummingbird (Panterpe insignis).

This research and poster were part of the work made for the General Botany course of the UNED in Costa Rica and the Arlequín Group of Natural Resources Management.

afiche educativo puya dasylirioides

You can download for free the poster here.

Photography and Research: Krystal Zuniga

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