New species of orchid discovered in Peruvian jungle
LIMA - AFP
The orchid is classified as belonging to the Andinia genus and was discovered in area of the Bella Durmiente (Spanish for Sleeping Beauty) mountain, which is a prominent feature of the Tingo Maria National Park, it said in a statement.
Set in the middle of Peru, the area is marked by mild weather with an annual average temperature of 20 degrees Celsius.
Around 240 can be found in the Tingo Maria National Park, which was created in 1965.
"This kind of discovery highlights the natural heritage of the country and demonstrates the good standard of conservation of the park," said Lorenzo Flores, director of the Tingo Maria National Park.