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372 Native Orchid Species Inventoried at Machu Picchu, Peru

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20 years after Inkaterra started its research and in situ conservation activities of native orchid species in Machu Picchu, it has presented an informative publication called "Orchids at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel".

This first compilation of orchids in one place was presented at “Arco Iris de Orquídeas” (Rainbow of Orchids), Peru’s 7th International Orchid Exposition held at Reducto Park in Miraflores.

With thousands of live specimens growing in their natural habitat at the gardens of Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel and the conservation actions of Inkaterra and Inkaterra Association (ITA), 372 native orchid species, belonging to 80 genera have been inventoried.

The book presents 61 new species for Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary (SHMP), which include 7 new species, 3 new varieties and 1 new name to science; 1 new genus and 7 new species for Peru; 4 new genera for the SHMP; and 38 new records (registries) for SHMP.

In this book, you will also enjoy photos of 178 native orchid species at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel. The publication is a testimony to conservation, in situ since 1975.

It has been funded by self-generating economic resources, produced by the human activity with the least negative environmental impact: sustainable tourism.

For more information visit www.inkaterra.com

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