Genus Polylepis

The Polylepis species frequently grows at or above the natural tree line in the Andes.

Species in the genus Polylepis of plants

Polylepis rugulosa - This is a small tree, which is unable to grow more than 4 metres in height. It features a reddish brown bark with brilliant compound leaves. The tree's fruit and flowers are generally unnoticeable since they are shrouded by the tree's foliage.