study and protect flora and fauna in the Machu Picchu National Sanctuary. * Brachionidium inkaterrense Luer & C.Soto, sp. nov. is a 10 cm tall epiphyte growing on sphagnum moss at 3000 - 3200 meters, blooming in
October. Flowers last for 2 or 3 days. * Brachionidium carmeniae Luer, sp. nov., named after Carmen Soto,
Coordinator of ecological programs at Inkaterra, is 10 cm tall epiphyte growing on sphagnum moss blooming in October at 3000 - 3200 meters. Flowers last for 2 or 3 days.
Both species seem to be endemic to Machu Picchu.
See the pictures at: http://bit.ly/bcdQwD
Orchid Conservation and Biodiversity Conference in Machu Picchu (February
|Brachionidium carmeniae Luer, sp. nov.|
|Brachionidium inkaterrense Luer & C.Soto, sp. nov.|