There are at least seven other new species of orchid, found in the tropical rainforests of Papua New Guinea and West Papua in recent years. The researchers made the discovery while surveying the previously unexplored forest
There are about 300 species of orchids, 8 of which have been confirmed as new to science, with 20 more still waiting for verification as new varieties. Even before the find, Papua New Guinea as well as West Papua claimed more known orchid species than any other country in the world.
Some researcher and botanist in a statement said "The island of New Guinea is an incredible gold mine of orchids,"
"There are over 3,000 known species found here with countless varieties undoubtedly yet to be discovered."I have captured some of them and ready to be painted on canvas or paper. Thanks for your visit and comment on this one.
September 18th, 2013
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