from LANZAROTE with love
Lichens on a volcanic island
by M. Halit Umar
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Or this plant with large, oval leaves just emerging from the black lava soil?
Or these 2 to 3 meter high, re-planted cacti?
In short, Lanzarote is a lively island in the broadest sense!
The rocks contain very many, mostly round spaces. In these voids water may condense easily and be retained for a long period of time. In both images, these small cavities are about 1 to 2 millimeter in size and pictures were obtained using a stereo-microscope.
Published in the March 2001 edition of Micscape Magazine.
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