Orchid Conservation Alliance site visit to our Dracula Reserve, supplementary photos

My last post on the Orchid Conservation Alliance visit to our Dracula Reserve was quite long, so I had to leave out some photos. Here I will add a few more from that trip:

Northwest Ecuador is the home of Anthurium andreanum, the main wild ancestor of all the anthurium hybrids sold today around the world for cut flowers.

Anthurium andreanum, the main wild ancestor of all cut-flower anthurium hybrids, growing wild here. Photo: Lou Jost/EcoMinga.

Heliconia species. Photo: Lou Jost/EcoMinga.

Heliconia species. Photo: Lou Jost/EcoMinga.

The forest in the fog, behind the foreground ridge, is our newest purchase for the Dracula Reserve. Photo: Lou Jost/EcoMinga.

The forest in the fog, behind the foreground ridge, is our newest purchase for the Dracula Reserve. Photo: Lou Jost/EcoMinga.

Sobralia bimaculata was common on roadbanks and in forest clearings. Photo: Lou Jost/EcoMinga.

Sobralia bimaculata was common on roadbanks and in forest clearings. Photo: Lou Jost/EcoMinga.

Scaphosepalum cf swertifolium, an orchid. Photo: Lou Jost/EcoMinga.

Scaphosepalum cf swertifolium, an orchid. Photo: Lou Jost/EcoMinga.

Lou Jost
EcoMinga Foundation