Orchid Discovery in Peru

An important discovery of previously unknown orchid habitat was announced on the Orchid Digest list this morning.

“El Comercio, a Peruvian Newspaper, reports an exciting orchid habitat find by an engineer in the department of Huancavelica at 3700 m.a.s.l.

Reporter Raul  May Filio writes that the habitat has 145 orchid species in 42 genera, and that many of the species are unknown to science. It was estimated that there are some 70,000 orchid flowers per 2.5 acres.

President of the Huancavelica region, Salvador Espinoza, has stated that the area will immediately declared a National Reserve.”

Complete article in Spanish:

Hallan gigantesco bosque de orquídeas en Huancavelica

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