Hope you enjoy the beautiful plant life that exists above 4,000 metres in these tropical latitudes of the Andes! (As always, click pics to view larger)
|Yes, this is an orchid. Our guide|
|Cactus in bloom.|
|A large flowering tree.|
|Never ending variety!|
Many of the plants (sometimes the flowers, sometimes the leaves or roots - and often during specific times of the plant´s life) are used for medicinal purposes by the local people. Too bad much of that knowledge is getting lost here, too.