Coespeletia Palustris Facts
- The stunning Coespeletia Palustris forms a species of flower in the daisy family. Though long known to natives, this plant species previously remained unknown to science, until 2013.
- While it does not yet hold status with the IUCN, it possesses an extremely limited known habitat range, as well as highly restricted numbers.
- Since it has a rather particular habitat, it remains particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. This also further increases the risk of extinction for the remarkable variety of daisy.
- The expedition that discovered this species estimated a total of no more than 400 plants combined in the several locations they discovered.
Coespeletia Palustris Physical Description
Understandably, very little detailed information remains available at this time about the newly recognized Coespeletia Palustris.
However, the flowers appear to average around 2.0-2.4 in (4.5-6 cm) in diameter and develop at the ends of long, tapering stalks.
Yet, the most remarkable feature of this variety remains the presence of fur-like fringe around the perimeter of the flower. The purpose of this also remains unknown at this time.
The inside of each bloom presents various shades of yellowish-brown, and the leaves grow relatively short and appear a whitish-green in color.
Species: C. Palustris
Coespeletia Palustris Distribution, Habitat, and Ecology
Incredibly, the rather astonishing Coespeletia Palustris appears to solely inhabit an area measuring only 0.2 sq mi (0.5 sq km).
Also of note, its habitat consists of several areas of marshy paramo, which marks the region that lies above the continuous forest line, yet also below the permanent snow line.
In addition, the few marshy areas in which the Coespeletia Palustris appears to live in occur at altitudes between about 12,470-15,750 ft (3,800-4,800 m).