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New species of orchid discovered in Peruvian jungle


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Botanists have discovered a new species of orchid in Peru’s central Amazonian rainforest, the country’s national parks service announced Tuesday.

“The new species of orchid was recently discovered in the Tingo Maria National Park” in the Huanuco region, the parks service SERNANP announced.

The orchid is classified as belonging to the Andinia genus and was discovered in area of the Bella Durmiente (Spanish for Sleeping Beauty) mountain, which is a prominent feature of the Tingo Maria National Park, it said in a statement.

Set in the middle of Peru, the area is marked by mild weather with an annual average temperature of 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit).

read more: http://www.daily-sun.com/post/329917/2018/08/16/New-species-of-orchid-discovered-in-Peruvian-jungle

Posted by on Aug 18 2018. Filed under Forest & Land, News at Now, News From Roots. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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