|Cloud forests at Wayquecha, in unusually clear conditions!|
|The views from the balconies are superb.|
|Cyrtochilum sp. Wayquecha.|
Full raceme above, and close-up below.
|Odontoglossum spp., above and below, Wayquecha.|
Pachyphyllum ('thick leaf') is a genus of some 50 species found from northern South America to Mexico; we found two species along the research centre forest walking tracks.
|Two Pachyphyllum species, Wayquecha, above and below.|
|Habenaria sp., Wayquecha.|
(Though Richard Hoyer - see comments below - suggest that this could actually be Epidendrum fimbriatum.)
|Maxillaria sp., Wayquecha.|
Perhaps we can almost see the resemblance to a jawbone referred to in the name.
Maybe if you squint??
|Stelis sp., Wayquecha.|
If the identification is correct, it is atypical in that most Stelis have white flowers.
|Unidentified orchids, above and below, Wayquecha.|
We found two of the 120 or so Sobralia species along the roads near the lodge.
|Sobralia virginalis, San Pedro area.|
|Sobralia sp. San Pedro area.|