Collection Details

Species: Vargasiella peruviana C. Schweinf.

Orchidaceae Vargasiella peruviana C. Schweinf.
J. P. Janovec , A. K. Neill, M. A. Chocce, M. C. Douglas, L. Ccoyo Cordova, 2801

Collection Date: 29 February 2004
Determined By: E. A. Christenson
Determination Date: 1 July 2005
Institution: Sarasota, FL


Continent: South America

Country: Peru

Region: Cusco

Subregion: Paucartambo Province

Closest Town: Paucartambo

Locality Description: Collections along rocky beach of Rio Tunel (Tocohuayco; Toco = hole or tunnel, Huayco = quebrada) below Esperanza and up opposite to road. Wayqecha Cloud Forest Research Station, Kosñipata Valley, between Paucartambo and Pilcopata.

Locality Site Specific: Wayqecha Cloud Forest.

DD Latitude: -13.19

DD Longitude: -71.5888

Elevation: 2100-2700 m


Habitat Description: Moist forest near river climbing to dry hillside toward road. Cloud forest vegetation mixed with grassland.

Habitat: Aerial

Botanical Data

Plant Notes: Epiphyte growing im mosses on ground over roots, thick sphugnam mat. Dorsal sepal white with puple vein. Lateral petals white. Lip purple with dark spots at base. Column white, the internal part purple.

Habit: Herb , Epiphyte

Other Data

Research Site: Wayqecha Cloud Forest

Project: Wayqecha Botany