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Orchid growing in the lower level Andes Mountains close to Machu Picchu

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craigwilliams 9 years ago

I probably shouldn't laugh......

LarryGraziano 9 years ago

These were growing at the Inka Terra Hotel. They claim to have over 370 species of orchids with 8 new varieties reported. I was there when this was one of two in bloom. Ouch!

dandoucette 9 years ago

You're probably right Craig. I forgot about Maxillaria. That looks like an amazing book!

craigwilliams 9 years ago

You had a nice time at Machu Picchu didn't you?! I reckon this is a Maxillaria but couldn't say which without a decent ref. book. There's a VERY nice book on orchids of Peru but I'd need to be a lot better off to get me one!

dandoucette 9 years ago

Nice! I'm thinking Lycaste, but I'm not really sure.

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Cusco, Peru

Spotted on Oct 19, 2011
Submitted on Oct 19, 2011

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