Wayqecha is home to over 200 species of orchids, many of them still not yet described by science. The video below by researcher Edward Hurme is a beautiful collection of common orchids in bloom.

Orchids one of the most diverse family of plants on Earth with at least 25,000 different species known to science and 10,000 species found in the tropics alone.

Sitting high in the Andean cloud forests, the Wayqecha Biological Research Station is located in the Kcosñipata Valley of southeastern Peru where the eastern slopes of the tropical Andes meet the Amazonian lowlands. This region is a biodiversity hotspot boasting one of the highest numbers of plant species on Earth.