Notes:
A botanist from La Paz, Arely N. Palabral Aguilera, accompanied us to Sajama specifically to introduce us to this fungus, whose impact she is studying as part of an effort to conserve the trees it affects. Image three shows the characteristic scaring pattern left behind by L. polylepidis colonization of the wood. The queñoa, as it is known locally, is the only timber at this altitude, and as such is of great importance to the Aymara communities who harvest it. The Polylepis forests of the altiplano are the highest in the world, and one of South America’s most endangered habitats.

Substrate: on living Polylepis tarapacana

Habitat: high-Andean Polylepis (“Queñoa”) forest

Ecoregion: Central Andean Dry Puna (NT1001)

Collectors: D. Newman

Collection #: SAJA003

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Images

Canon EOS 6D + MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x + Yongnuo YN-14EX TTL LED Macro Ring Flash + Yongnuo YN-560 IV Speedlight
1/100 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100
Focus Stacked with Zerene Stacker (17 Images)
Color Corrected w/ X-Rite ColorChecker Passport
Canon EOS 6D + MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x + Yongnuo YN-14EX TTL LED Macro Ring Flash + Yongnuo YN-560 IV Speedlight
1/180 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100
Focus Stacked with Zerene Stacker (4 Images)
Color Corrected w/ X-Rite ColorChecker Passport
Canon EOS 6D + MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x + Yongnuo YN-14EX TTL LED Macro Ring Flash + Yongnuo YN-560 IV Speedlight
1/100 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100
Focus Stacked with Zerene Stacker (12 Images)
Color Corrected w/ X-Rite ColorChecker Passport

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Used references: Coca-Morante, M., Oteng-Amoako, A.A., 2012. Assessment of Lepthosphaeria polylepidis Decline in Polylepis tarapacana Phil. Trees in District 3 of the Sajama National Park, Bolivia, in: New Advances and Contributions to Forestry Research. 147-158. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2015.12.010 PDF & Macía, M.J.; Palm, M.E.; Martin, M.P. 2005. A new species of Leptosphaeria (Ascomycotina, Pleosporales) on Rosaceae from Bolivia. Mycotaxon. 93:401-406. PDF

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