Cadeia do Espinhaço

Chapter 9

Morro do Chapéu

11°33'0''S - 41°9'21''W

Elevation: 1,000 mts.

Temperature: 18°/24 °C (Winter may reach 10°C)

Ten years ago I visited Morro do Chapéu for the first time. I was coming from Chapada Diamantina and heading towards Jacobina. I was just passing by and had only moments to appreciate and explore the beautiful landscape which I did with great pleasure. By the road I did collect samples of a Hohenbergia which, years later, was described as Hohenbergia magnispica. This, dear reader, is the true meaning of beginner's luck! Finding a new species of Bromeliaceae so easily is an unforgettable happening. Needless to say, I have Morro do Chapéu in my heart!

Morro do Chapéu was the first city in the region to install wind turbines. Now it is experiencing problems - including legal - with this new technology.

Over the years I returned other times for very brief periods. Last visit occurred in 2012, when Adroaldo took me to see Ferro Doido, a beautiful ecosystem that I recommend visiting. Shots of this awesome location are included in this presentation. Much is still to be explored.


Photos by Oscar Ribeiro

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Billbergia porteana
Billbergia
porteana
Cipo de Sao Joao (Pyrostegia venusta)
Cipo de
Sao Joao
Diversidade
Diversidade
Diversidade
Diversidade
Diversidade
Diversidade
Enchlirium spectabile and Orchidacea
Enchlirium
spectabile
and Orchidacea
Enchlirium spectabile
Enchlirium
spectabile
Enchlirium spectabile
Enchlirium
spectabile
Ferro Doido
Ferro Doido
Ferro Doido
Ferro Doido
Ferro Doido
Ferro Doido
Ferro Doido
Ferro Doido
Ferro Doido
Ferro Doido
Ferro Doido
Ferro Doido
Ferro Doido
Ferro Doido
Ferro Doido
Ferro Doido
Ferro Doido
Ferro Doido
Ferro Doido
Ferro Doido
Ferro Doido
Ferro Doido
Ferro Doido
Ferro Doido
Ferro Doido
Ferro Doido
Ferro Doido
Ferro Doido
Ferro Doido
Ferro Doido
Ferro Doido
Ferro Doido
Fire
Fire
Fire
Fire
Hohenbergia leopoldo-horstii
Hohenbergia
leopoldo-horstii
Hohenbergia leopoldo-horstii
Hohenbergia
leopoldo-horstii
Hohenbergia leopoldo-horstii
Hohenbergia
leopoldo-horstii
Hohenbergia leopoldo-horstii
Hohenbergia
leopoldo-horstii
Hohenbergia magnispina
Hohenbergia
magnispina
Hohenbergia magnispina
Hohenbergia
magnispina
Hohenbergia magnispina
Hohenbergia
magnispina
Hohenbergia magnispina
Hohenbergia
magnispina
Hohenbergia magnispina
Hohenbergia
magnispina
Hohenbergia magnispina
Hohenbergia
magnispina
Hohenbergia magnispina
Hohenbergia
magnispina
Hohenbergia magnispina
Hohenbergia
magnispina
Hohenbergia magnispina
Hohenbergia
magnispina
Hohenbergia magnispina
Hohenbergia
magnispina
Landscape
Landscape
Landscape
Landscape
Landscape
Landscape
Landscape
Landscape
Landscape
Landscape
Landscape
Landscape
Landscape
Landscape
Landscape
Landscape
Landscape
Landscape
Landscape
Landscape
Landscape
Landscape
Landscape
Landscape
Melocactus concinnus
Melocactus
concinnus
Melocactus oreas subsp. cremnophilus
Melocactus
oreas
subsp.
cremnophilus
Melocactus oreas subsp. cremnophilus
Melocactus
oreas
subsp.
cremnophilus
Micranthocereus purpureus
Micranthocereus
purpureus
Paroaria coronata
Paroaria
coronata
Pavonia cancellata
Pavonia
cancellata
Pavonia cancellata
Pilosocereus
glaucochrous
Pavonia cancellata
Pilosocereus
glaucochrous
Pavonia cancellata
Pilosocereus
glaucochrous
Portulaca hirsutissima
Portulaca
hirsutissima
Portulaca hirsutissima
Portulaca
hirsutissima
Portulaca hirsutissima
Portulaca
hirsutissima
Quero quero (Vanellus chilensis-Molina 1782)
Quero quero
(Vanellus
chilensis)
Stephanocereus luetzelburgii
Stephanocereus
luetzelburgii
Sweet home!
Sweet home!
Tillandsia streptocarpa
Tillandsia
streptocarpa
Tillandsia streptocarpa
Tillandsia
streptocarpa
Turnera
Turnera
Urucum (Bixa orellana)
Urucum
(Bixa orellana)
Urucum (Bixa orellana)
Urucum
(Bixa orellana)
Vriesea
Vriesea
Vriesea
Vriesea
Vriesea
Vriesea
Vriesea
Vriesea
Vriesea oligantha or pseudooligantha
Vriesea
oligantha or
pseudooligantha
Vriesea oligantha or pseudooligantha
Vriesea
oligantha or
pseudooligantha
Vriesea oligantha or pseudooligantha
Vriesea
oligantha or
pseudooligantha


Chapter 9 - Introduction

Chapter 9 - Jacobina and the Neighborhood, Part I

Chapter 9 - São Miguel das Figuras

Chapter 9 - A moment frozen in time


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