Equisetum giganteum in northern Chile:
(largest stem measured: ~3.5 cm in diameter, 4+ m tall)
(Please see the discussion
of these remarkable populations elswhere on this website.)
plateau along the Panamerican Highway between river valleys in northern
1. Equisetum giganteum in the Lluta Valley, near
Arica, Chile (unless noted otherwise, photos by Chad Husby, December 2002):
Gallery of photos
by Dr. Thomas Schoepke.
View of the Lluta
View of colony
Another view of
colony in b.)
railroad with person for scale.
as b.) with person for scale.
colony as b.) with person for scale.
colony against desert backdrop.
in evening with bird perching on top of a stem.
Colony farther up the
colony in upper Lluta Valley.
Individual stem photos:
New and developing
on new stem.
on new stem (different angle).
on stem (later stage).
Apex of new stem.
Coning stem with
2. Equisetum giganteum in the Tana Valley, northern
Chile (photos by Chad Husby, December 2002):
(Largest stem diameter measured was
View of colonies near
Stems emerging from
Closeup of mature
stem with hand for scale.
3. Equisetum giganteum in the Tarapacá
Valley, northern Chile (photos by Chad Husby, December 2002):
View of upper
growing underwater in lower valley.