Commonly known as "Fiske's Lycomormium," is a fascinating plant species native to the Juan Fernández Islands off the coast of Chile. This unique species belongs to the family Asteraceae and is renowned for its remarkable adaptation to its island habitat.
Lycomormium fiskei is a cushion-forming perennial plant that grows in tight rosettes of small, thick leaves. Its growth habit is a response to the harsh environmental conditions of the islands, including strong winds and salt spray. The leaves are often covered in dense, matted hairs that provide protection against desiccation and other environmental stressors.
Due to its restricted habitat and specialized adaptations, Lycomormium fiskei is of conservation concern and is considered a vulnerable species. It represents the incredible diversity of plant life that has evolved on isolated islands, adapting to their unique ecological niches.