Flower ID from Machu Picchu, Peru

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    worldlywarren New Member

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    Please help me identify the flowers in the picture. I saw them at Machu Picchu and was told the name but have forgotten. Thank you very much. P4160211.jpg

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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Look generally like Epidendrum orchids. Common garden flower in tropical areas. If not those then another orchid - there are tens of thousands of kinds.
     
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    Thank you very much.
     
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    What I can remember when I was there back in the late seventy’s is that they believe to have forty species of orchids around Cusco, Perú.
    By looking at the picture I would say it is Epidendrum secundum huiñayhuayna or possibly Epidendrum syringothyrsus.
     

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