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Guttation on Mountain Bamboo

The plant is a young "Chusquea" , the only native bamboo species in this part of Ecuador. The water droplets at the tips of the new leaves are a result of guttation, released by the plant when it has taken in too much water ("Chusquea" sp., family Poaceae).

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