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Botanical Garden of Quito

 
 
 
 

The Botanical Garden of Quito is located in the and large and popular La Carolina Park.

From all the different ecosystems of the country representative plants are shown. Here the rare Frailejon plant or Espelitia from the high paramo regions of the northern Andes are exhibited.

Trees are also planted on the grounds. To the left, the only coniferous tree specie of the country, the Podocarpus from the southern Andes can be admired. The pumachaqui is another native tree found in various regions of the Andes.

Bromeliads are another plant family found throughout Ecuador, from the Andes down to the tropical regions.

Two more beautiful species of bromeliads found in the more tropical regions.

Inside the greenhouses a cloudforest is represented by various representative plants of this species rich ecosystem. Water plays a pivotal role in this biome.

A large part inside the greenhouses is dedicated to the orchids with many species shown.

Two more of those beautiful flowers admired worldwide by flower lovers.

Sections with planted orchids dominate the inside part of the gardens.

Outside trails and small ponds complement the gardens.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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