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Contact: Naia Morueta-Holme, Aarhus University, Denmark
Aarhus University

Pleurothallis Orchid

Caption: This is the Pleurothallis orchid from the cloud forest in the Andes, Peru. Many orchids in this genus are very rare, and are only known from a few places in the Andes, Central America or the area around Rio de Janeiro. Climate change can have a major impact on species such as these.

Credit: Photo: Benjamin Blonder

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