Orchids

The Orchidaceae or orchid family is a diverse and widespread family of flowering plants with colorful and fragrant blooms. (wiki)

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Canaima National Park Canaima is also famous for its diversity of orchids, with an estimated 500 species recorded in the Park (UNEP-WCMC)
Cape Floral Region many Orchidaceae (UNEP-WCMC)
Central Suriname Nature Reserve
Chiribiquete National Park
Cocos Island "Five species of orchids have been recorded. Three of them are endemic, all belonging to the genus Epidendrum."
East Rennell the endemic orchid Dendrobium rennellii occurs on the small islands of Lake Tegano (UNEP-WCMC)
Everglades Epiphytic Orchids - nomination file
Fertö/Neusiedlersee "Out of the internationally protected species .. , the lady’s slipper orchid (Cypripedium calceolus) and the bog orchid (Liparis loeselii) are of special note. Both species have only a few locations all over Hungary and Austria but they have a considerable population in the property and site proposed for inscription. From among the orchids, the fly orchid (Ophrys insectifera) and the spider orchid (Ophrys sphecodes) growing in the hills around Fertö-Neusiedler Lake as well as the marsh orchid (Orchis laxiflora ssp. palustris) are important." (nom file)
Guanacaste Orchids are commonplace in wet and cloud forests and therefore, are most common on the Caribbean (wayward) side of the Guanacaste mountain range. So, in Guanacaste National Park, this source (see link) mentions that they are common (along bromeliads, ferns, and other) on the Cacao and Orosi volcanoes. They are also extremely common in the cloud forest up the Rincón de la Vieja National Park
Ha Long Bay yellow slipper orchid Paphiopedilum sp (UNEP-WCMC)
Huascaran National Park orchids of the genera Masdevalia, Stelis, Epidendron, Pleurothallis and Trichocerus muralis (UNEP-WCMC)
Jeju Hallasan Mountain of Jeju Island contains 3 orchid species: Cymbidium kanran, Neofinetia falcata, Aerides japonicum
Kinabalu Park some 1,200 orchid species in 121 genera, including at least five species of the now rare slipper orchid such as Papiopedillium dayanum and P. rothschildianum (UNEP-WCMC)
Laurisilva of Madeira the endemic Madeira orchids Dactylorhiza foliosa (UNEP-WCMC)
Machu Picchu 200 species of orchids (UNEP-WCMC)
Macquarie Island two endemic orchids - Nematoceras dienemum and Nematoceras sulcatum (wiki)
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary 15 species of orchid have been identified (UNEP-WCMC)
Manu National Park It is claimed that there are 179 species of orchid in the cloud forest (UNEP-WCMC)
Noel Kempff Mercado National Park 110 species of orchids are recorded from the Park (UNEP-WCMC)
Phong Nha - Ke Bang Orchidaceae (24 species) of which the rare Paphiopedilum dianthum (EN) (UNEP-WCMC)
Pitons Management Area in the rainforest
Pitons of Reunion epiphytic orchids
Primeval Beech Forests Jasmund National Park: types of orchids, for instance Cypripedium calceolus (wiki)
Rainforests of the Atsinanana 60 orchids at Zahamena (UNEP-WCMC)
Rio Abiseo National Park
Sangay National Park orchids are abundant (UNEP-WCMC)
Singapore Botanic Gardens National Orchid Garden
Sinharaja Forest bamboo orchid Arundina gramimifolia (UNEP-WCMC)
Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves Only in the La Amistad National Park this source indicates more than 500 identified species (see Link).
Tikal National Park ... abundant (UNEP-WCMC)
Ujung Kulon National Park epiphytic orchids
Volcanoes of Kamchatka many rare orchids (Cypripedium macranthon, Epipactis papillosa, Neottia asiatica) (UNEP-WCMC)
Wet Tropics of Queensland tea tree orchid

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