Plants in the Desert

A typical plant found around the ALMA site. In Nototriche holosericea leaves are undulated and cerebriform; the surface available for gas exchanges exposed to the wind is manyfold. A white indumentum protects the leaf from transpiration and UV radiation. This picture was obtained in August 2004.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:alma-itp-13
Type:Photographic
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:19
Size:2552 x 1730 px

About the Object

Name:Atacama Desert
Type:Solar System : Planet : Feature : Surface
Category:ALMA

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