Adaptations: Polipody

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This stretch of the camino de ronda coastal path is wild and there has been virtually no development. The vegetation is abundant and the pines, the mastic trees, the juniper and the prickly pears predominate. The common polypody (Polypodium vulgare) is here to welcome us. This fern is one of the most widespread species, as it grows practically on any substrate.

Human activity and the climatic peculiarities of the Cap de Creus determine its vegetation. Much of the land is nothing more than an immense abandoned vineyard set in terraces supported by stone walls. The frequency and persistence of the strong wind, especially the Tramuntana, dries the environment out and brings salinity to the plants and the soil, and determines a specific vegetation adapted to the conditions.