Pena de la Cruz, Jinotega, Nicaragua

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leland
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Pena de la Cruz, Jinotega, Nicaragua

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This is a well known spot famous for its annual religious pilgrimage and the short but steep hiking trail. The upper level is in pre-montane forest which is seasonally dry. The cacti are in sheltered spots, probably to resist excessive drying from the winds. I found Epiphyllum (probably costarisense), Weberocereus glaber, Selenicereus testudo, and Rhipsalis bacciffera. The Agave seemanianna does very well here.
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Re: Pena de la Cruz, Jinotega, Nicaragua

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This is close to where you live?
Do you take cuttings from the wild or is it strictly prohibited?
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Re: Pena de la Cruz, Jinotega, Nicaragua

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Cuttings can best be had on private property once you introduce yourself and explain what you are doing. Their radar is out for housebreakers. squatters, and cattle rustlers; once they see what you are doing they are glad to help. Road easements are another good area for whatever survives people, cattle, and road crews. Orchids are protected by law but not of interest to me becasue there are too many species.

Import/export are a different thing. Too much paperwork to justify the effort.
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Re: Pena de la Cruz, Jinotega, Nicaragua

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Looks like a nice hike. Thanks for the photos.
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Re: Pena de la Cruz, Jinotega, Nicaragua

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Seconded. Looks like it could be difficult work getting up into the hills
Growing some succs and cacs in mid/coastal Scotland.
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