<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> <% Dim pelicabecera pelicabecera = Int (Rnd*65000) %> Tulipe Pachijal Cloud Forest - Ecuador
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List of Plant Life

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Tulipe is an area of cloud forest, mostly consisting of secondary forest, though some areas of primary forest remain.

In addition to many animals and birds, the region supports nearly 2,000 species of plants, including around 370 species of orchid.

The vegetation is a lush and sometimes impenetrable mix of mature trees (including palms and tree ferns), lianas, climbers and creepers, orchids, bromeliads, heliconias, epiphytes and numerous other species.

We promise your visit to Tulipe will be better than a visit to any botanic garden back home. You’ll return to Quito with the smell of the forest in your nostrils.

Below is a list of some of the flora which grow in profusion:

Further Reading:

Patzelt, Erwin. Flora del Ecuador. Ecuador: Imprefepp, 2004. (ISBN: 9978424415) (in Spanish)

 
English name
Scientific name
Spanish name
Alder
Alnus acuminata

Aliso

Apple
Malus

Manzano

Balsa
Ochroma pyramidale

Palo de bolsa

Blackberry
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Zarzamora

Cedar
Cedrela rosei

Cedro gigante

Cherry
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Cerezo

Cinnamon tree
Cinnamomum zeylanicum

Árbol de canela

Dragon’s blood tree
Croton lechleri/Dracaena draco          
Sangre de drago
Erica (family)
Ericaceae

Ericáceas

Euphorbia (family)
Hyeronima alchornoides

Motilón

Fig
Ficus sp.

Ficus

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Garrya laurifolia
Aguacatillo
Gesneriaceae (family)
Gesneriaceae
Gesneriáceas
Guaba
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Guaba 
Gunnera
Gunneraceae

Gunnera

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Guyabillo
Jackass bitter
Neurolaena lobata
Jade
Lauraceae (family)
Nectandra spp/Ocotea spp.
Jigua
Large-leaved silk-tassel
Garrya laurifolia
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Laurel
Licaria limbosa
Canelo
Linden/Lime
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Limero
Lobelia (family)
Lobeliaceae
Lobelia
Lobster claw
Heliconia bihai
Bijao
Mahogany
Guarea
Guarea
Myrtle
Eugenia myrobalana
Arrayán
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Nardophyllum lanatum
Chilca
Oil palm
Attalea colenda
Palma real
Palm/Peach palm
Bactris macana/Bactris gassipaes
Chonta
Queen of Springtime
Cattleya mossiae
Flor de Mayo
Quinine
Chinchona
Cascarilla roja
Tropical bamboo
Bambusa guadua
Guadua
Trumpet tree
Cecropia sp.
Guarumo
Utricularia (family)
Lentibulariaceae
Utricularia
Walnut
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Nogal
Wax palm
Ceroxylon sp.
Palma de cera
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Weinmannia. Pinnata
Matache

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