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GOAD RAIMONDI OR TITANCA


The Goad Raimondi (Goad raimondii) or Titanca, are one of the most impressive plants that exists on the earth. Relative of the pineapple, is the biggest bromeliácea, and she also has several characteristics that make it only.

During dozens of years, their thorny leaves go growing until seeming, in the distance, a giant (chagual or ágave, in other parts of the world) maguey, which ends up measuring up to four meters high, and that of for yes it constitutes an unusual show in the flat aridity of the puna; up of the 4,000 meters of altitude.

Then, all of a sudden it begins to grow the inflorescence, until reaching between eight and ten meters high. Not there is bigger inflorescence on the planet (it produces 5000 flowers). They say that the plant only flourishes when it ends up turning the a hundred years of age, and after dropping its seeds (it produces 6'000 ,000 of seeds) the plant he/she dies.

Titancas or Goads Raimodi, grows in "forests", for lack of better name to denominate the spaces located in the puna, in which it is developed. The good known forest is in the reservation of the National Park Huascarán, in the department of Ancash.

The goad was discovered and studied by wise Antonio Raimondi.



PUYA RAIMONDI PLANTA MUERTA
Goad Raimondi, ends up measuring between the 8 and 12 meters high.



PUYA RAIMONDI PLANTA JOVEN
GOAD RAIMONDI PLANTS YOUNG



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