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Cuba Naturaleza Biodiversity

Flowers in Cuba Naturaleza

Cuba's flora is very rich and extremely diverse, with more than eight thousand species. The national flower is the White Ginger or Butterfly Jasmine. The orchids have outstanding colors, flawless shapes and exist in more than 300 species, endemic to Cuba stands out the Black Orchid and the Bocourt's encylia, the last one discover in the 20th century.

You can discover Cuba in your own way with the help of the Lonely Planet Guide Book. Rich in biodiversity, you will discover the vast and vibrant world of birds, all found in the Birds of Cuba, considered the best and most reliable book in its field. However, for the adrenaline junky, climbing in Cuba could give you a holiday of real excitement! Thanks to the copious amounts of locations and routes, all listed in the Cuba Climbing Guide Book.

White Ginger (Hedychium coronarium)

White Ginger

The White Ginger is national flower of Cuba and known as Flor de Mariposa due to its similarity with a flying white butterfly, is incredibly fragrant... more info.

Showy Chalicevine (Solandra Grandiflora)

Showy Chalicevine

The Showy Chalicevine is an endemic flower to Cuba. They are fragrant, especially at night, with a scent reminiscent of coconut. Leaves and flowers are poisonous..... more info.

Black Orchid (Prosthechea cochleata)

Black Orchid

The Black Orchid is part of the national flora of Cuba , while it is reported in Pinar del Rio (Candelaria, Bahía Honda) and in the Santiago de Cuba mountains.... more info.

Bocourt's encyclia (Encyclia bocourtii)

Bocourt's encyclia

The Bocourt'S encyclia, endemic to the Guanahacabibes Peninsula, is found in a limited area and is rare there. The epithet bocourtii is in honour of our botanical illustrator, José L Bocourt Vigil ... more info.

Cuba Naturaleza Biodiversity

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