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Looking for Fernandezia sp high up at the Belmira paramo – Colombia

Discussion in 'Everything Else Orchid' started by Pontus_Sweden, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. Pontus_Sweden

    Pontus_Sweden Active Member

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    During my visit in Colombia with a research team from the Botanical gardens in Gothenburg/Sweden one of our locations were high up above Belmira, north of Medellin – Colombia. We had a very nice day up on the Paramo after several hours of walking. Up there, next to a small lake, were a very dense cloud forest. I took of my shoes and explored the forest barefoot. The forest was very dense and full of orchids. And there I found many plants of Fernandezia sanguinea.

    More info and pictures at my blog:
    miniorchids.wordpress.com

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  2. sam1147

    sam1147 sam1147

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    beautiful.
     
  3. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    What a great trip and adventure. I hope you do more posts of this trip.
     
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    naoki Well-Known Member

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    Wow, what was the elevation? it looks like a really high elevation, but some people in the team is wearing just T-shirts. I wonder why not many trees are growing near the lake. Are these small pointy leaved plants related to Yucca?
     
  5. Alfonso Doucette

    Alfonso Doucette Active Member

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    Beautiful photos! I love the paramo :)
     
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    nora von gerichten New Member

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    Nice!!