The National Service of Natural Protected Areas by the State (Sernanp) of Peru announced on Tuesday the discovery of a new orchid in a national park in the central jungle of the country.
“Sernanp reported that the orchid has been named ‘Andinia tingomariana’ by the Department of Biological and Ecological Organisms of Colorado, United States, ‘in honor of the protected natural area where it was first found: The Tingo María National Park.’”, informed La Vanguardia.
This institution said that Peru is very privileged to have such a natural diversity and its protected areas are proof of it.
“This valuable contribution to the world has been registered as part of a research study”, they told La Vanguardia.
The research, called “Study of the diversity of the family ‘orchidaceae‘ in the Tingo María National Park”, was developed in 2017 and was in charge of the volunteers Álex Gustavo Díaz, Enrique Yupanqui and Luis Antonio Ocupa, together with the park ranger Emiliano Carrillo.
During the study, three other species of orchids were also identified, among them the “Epidendrum nanum” and the “Acianthera rubroviridis”, previously reported in Huánuco, while it has not yet been determined whether the latter is a new species or has already been registered.
“This important finding adds value to the natural heritage of the country and demonstrates the good state of conservation of the Tingo María National Park,” said Sernanp.