NEOTROPICAL Tropical & Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forest
plants

The rainforests of tropical South and Central America have the highest diversity of plants in the world...

Family Proteaceae

Oreocallis grandiflora, (Wayqecha Lodge, Peru).

Family Orchidaceae

This orchid flower looks like a little man with a funny hat, screaming!

Epidendrum secundum, (Wayqecha Lodge, Peru).

(?) Cyrtochilum aureum (Wayqecha Lodge, Peru).

Order Malvales

Family Malvaceae

Yarina Lodge, Ecuador

Ceiba pentandra 'Kapok'. One of the biggest trees in the world. Found in Central America and northern South America (and West Africa?).

to identify...

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For the page on the amphibians of the tropical American rainforest
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For the page on the birds of the tropical American rainforest
For the page on the non-passerine birds of the tropical American rainforest
For the page on the passerine songbirds of the tropical American rainforest
For the page on the hummingbirds of the tropical American rainforest
For the page on the tanagers of the tropical American rainforest
For the page on the mammals of the tropical American rainforest
For the page on the places to experience the tropical American rainforest


Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? The first expedition I am booked to work on after the virus is Micronesia, New Guinea & Indonesia in 2021 with Silversea. Meanwhile I am giving a lecture on the Sunshine Coast (Australia) on the "Sounds of suburban south-east Queensland".