Locations in Peru
and Machu Picchu - Tambopata
Candamo Reserved Zone- - Huascaran
NP - Land
of Orchid - Loreto
and Ucayali - Podocarpus
Forests in Cajamarca - The
Valley of Orchids
is home of 3000 orchid species. The greatest
diversity of species is found in the High Amazon Jungle located
between 500 and 3,600 m.a.s.l. Peru surpasses the
number of native species found in Colombia and Ecuador, countries
that are known because of their orchid variety.
estimates for diversity within the sanctuary reach 200 species.
Among the species that can be found (take a walk in the crossroad
Ollantaytambo Machu Picchu) are Aa, Epidendrum, Masdevallia,
Maxillaria, Oncidium, Odontoglossum, Phagminpedium and the Sobralia.
Candamo Reserved Zone
Orchids studies do not show significant diversity
but do include some interesting species of the genera Cataseum,
Mormodes, PsychopsisOnly by request:
The National Park has High Andean species that
have been studied recently. One of the most representative
species is the Masdevalia amabilis, which grows in rocky
mountain slopes. Other genera are: Aa, Altenasteinia, Epidendrum,
Stelis and Trichocerus.
of Orchids (also Chachapoyas is possible,
beautiful, but remote)
The watershed of the Mayo river (Department of San
Martin) is known as the land of orchids. There are
great numbers such as Anguloa, Brassia, Cataseum,
Cattleya, Bollea, Coryanthes, Lycaste, Masdevallia and many more. The most
representative is the Cattleya, locally known as "Golondrina".
and Ucayali (beautiful, but remote)
Amazon lowlands have not much diversity. The great attractions are the species
of the genus: Caryanthes, Gongora, Maxillaria, Mormodes and Cataseum.
Forests in Cajamarca
The high Amazon jungle is known for the podocarpus
forests, the forest with the highest number of orchids.
Many are quite exotic varieties such as the Masdevalia
setacea, Masdevalia glandulosa and Lycaste denninginia.
Valley of Orchids (beautiful, not far away
The Valley of Chanchamayo (Department of Junin) is a fantastic place for orchid
funds, altough nowadays highly depredated. The zone requires immediate protected
area status.The Masdevallia can reach up to 30 cm. The Pschopsis sanderae,
known as the royal butterfly, is a rare endemic species. The majority of genera
in Peru are found in this valley.