Erdisia spiniflora near Farrelones
View near FarrelonesErdisia spiniflora
Although winter sports are not normally associated with cacti, in the mountainous region near Farrelones there are ski slopes. This is maybe 30 - 35km (20 miles) east north east of Santiago (left). Among the rocks near a ski slope Erdisia spiniflora (pictured right) can be found. This cactus will be buried under snow for maybe 3 or 4 months each year.

Photographs by : Alan Craig

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