7 responses to “Barnadesia spinosa”

  1. Katy S

    Fascinating stuff. Thanks Quentin!

  2. bobbie

    Daniel, I continue to be amazed, Daily with the images you post and the accompanying test. Today’s entry was no exception. So interesting and what a beautiful plant!

  3. George L. in Vermont

    Very cool, Quentin and Daniel. Thanks! Love the genetics and love the colors! When I worked in stained glass I enjoyed playing with just the kind of palette in this picture; swirls of chocolate, umber, rose and apple green. Yummy!
    Far flung cousins, indeed. I’ll think of this Asteraceaeid (?) as our gorgeous New England Asters start to bloom. I can just picture the high meadows and mists, tufts of wool caught on the spines from the passing Llamas…

  4. Eric in SF

    Excellent photo from Quentin!
    Here is a shot of a sister species, Barnadesia dombeyana, taken in southern Peru:
    It appears as though this group of plants shares a pollinator with some of the local Passiflora. I would frequently catch a glimpse of Barnadesia and think it was a Passiflora.
    Here is Passiflora gracilens, from the same area:

  5. tai haku

    Was thinking exactly the same thing as Eric. High-altitude hummingbird species perhaps?

  6. Margaret-Rae Davis

    What conrast of colours in this one photograph. I have learned so much in today’s picture.
    Thank you for the fine education I get each day.

  7. max

    So the Barnesioideae lack the disk/ray floret morphology (I thought was) common to the other composites? Or am I misunderstanding the picture?

    One of the Andean hummingbirds that frequents the long-tubed passionflowers is Ensifera ensifera.

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