The Director of this reserve is a good friend of mine, Alex Reynolds, and we both were doing our undergrad thesis, he worked with Chondrorhynca and bees and I worked with Dracula and flies. Here you can see Alex explaining to his group the activities of the day and how are we going to hike and see.
Back to Siempre Verde! The first day we hiked on the lower part of the reserved and walked by the river most of the time. This place is phenomenal, we were able to find lots of terrestrial orchids, the most common were Cyclopogons.
Scaphosepalum wise, we found a couple of interesting things that could contribute to my research: Platystele alucitae, and one of the forms of Specklinia grobyi that just grows on this side of the Andes.