Here we have a huge fossil tree in the foreground and the national plant of Namibia ahead (W.mirabilis).The tree lived millions years ago and was brought by a big flood to this area and covered with clay, after the erosion put them out. The plant of W.mirabilis can live around 1000 years and has big roots and few long leaves. There is a male and a female and it is considered like a fossil plant.
Vemos aqui um grande tronco fossilizado. Estas árvores de floresta gelada viviam numa área mais distante, há milhões de anos quando um deslizamento arrancou-as e as trouxe até este local, onde ficaram soterradas. Milhares de anos depois elas foram expostas pela erosão.
Ao fundo vemos a planta símbolo da Namíbia (W. Mirabilis) que dizem pode viver mais de mil anos e tem poucas folhas e profundas raízes. A planta possui uma variedade macho e outra fêmea e é considerada um fossil vivo.
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imageme (1790) 2014-05-10 17:52
Hi Jorge, Interesting notes about this fossil tree taken with good exposure along with details. Thank for sharing
ikeharel (60317) 2014-05-11 3:17
Good explained the nature's phenomenon, Jorge, and fine shot from close-range.
details shown exquisitely in great sharpness.
mirosu (15094) 2014-05-11 4:16
This must be a very precious tree trunk. Excellent close up with many nice details.
Very well done.
ecmel (1231) 2014-05-12 3:02
Great subject matters-petrified wood and W. mirabilis.Certainly the sharpness and clarity be superb.
COSTANTINO (57871) 2014-05-12 22:13
simple but interesting capture
I liked your useful notes that this
tree lived millions years ago and was brought
by a big flood to this area coverd with clay
good explanation for this phenomenon
have a nice time
Miguel82 (25453) 2014-05-16 7:50
Jorge, you show a petrified tree which cross the ages, a welwischia in the bg very resistant to droughts, educational report, regards
mcmtanyel (14917) 2014-05-17 21:57
Nice documentary photo showing good detail.
fritzi007 (7506) 2014-06-01 13:43
ein versteinerter Wald, wirklich interessant, sehr guter Kommentar!
berek (41069) 2014-09-04 7:02
1000 years is a long time. you've got an interesting tree trunk. Thank you for explanatory notes.