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Mar '13

Chimanta Aracamuni

they make up a kind of typical plateaus of the Guianas, which, in the Gran Sabana, reached its maximum altitude in the Tepuy Roraima, with 2 800 m above sea level. Among the most famous Tepuis are Autana, the Pico de Neblina (the highest of all in Venezuela and bordering Brazil, is also the highest point near the latter country), the Auyantepuy which is a giant among the large plateaus. It encompasses 650 km and has a peak almost 3000 m. This plateau has a surface area of 700 km. From its Summit is precipitated the tallest waterfall in the world. It reached internationally in 1935 when the fall of the Angel Falls was accidentally discovered by Jimmy Angel, pilot who crashed his small plane atop, the Roraima, it should be noted that the origin of the word Roraima is well defined, the first explorers in the area found no that many local Pemon referred to the mountain as The mother of all waters, very appropriate name since from its Summit fall numerous waterfalls, which are the source of the Amazon, Orinoco, and Essequibo rivers. Its name is derived from two words in the Pemon language: Roro Ima: Roro: Verde-Azulado, Ima: great.

Therefore Roraima in Pemon means great bluish-green, the Kukenan (from which falls the 2nd or 10th highest waterfall in the world jump Kukenan), and Sarisarinama (with the world’s largest sinking pit). They are also the Chimanta Aracamuni, slap and others. The Autana is said to be the goal of wayward travelers than they want to be driven to the unusual mountain, a walk among the giant orchids and ride on the helicopter rather than winds and storms force them to survive to a precise vivar lighting by the rays as highlights it Cesar Perez. Stands, that given the impossibility of accumulation of humus because of the wind and the rugged Constitution of the land, the soil of these plateaus is poor in nutrients, which has generated a particularly marked variety of carnivorous plants. The vegetation of the Tepuis is exposed to harsh climatic conditions ranging from intense rainfall to a high solar radiation in days cleared, together with strong winds, scarcity of nutrients and low temperatures. For this reason, much of the flora tepuyana is endemic to these places, and in general the plants present notable modifications or adaptations to survive. The tepuys of the Gran Sabana is characterized by its summits dominated by Rocky surfaces, limiting the presence of the plants to the cracks and crevices of the Rock, since in these places often accumulate emerging soils that favour their development. If you get the chance, go to the Gran Sabana and check it, a panorama that will never forget simply to visit them.

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