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  • Beautiful orchids such as the endemic giant Cattleya, Cattleya warscewiczii, or the Butterfly orchid Psychopsis papilio, or the Swan orchid Cycnoches chlorochilon or the Holly Spirit orchid Peristeria elata are native to this ecosystem.

    Magdalena-Urabá moist forests

  • There are elfin forests on the ridge tops exposed to trade winds from the Caribbean, for example, at 700 m of Clusia salvinii, Magnolia sororum, Lacistema aggregatum and Psychotria elata.

    Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve, Honduras

  • These are Australian morels Morchella elata, sometimes known as black morels.

    At My Table

  • These are Australian morels Morchella elata, sometimes known as black morels.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • Some of the characteristic species of the ecoregion include emergent trees up to 60 m tall (Entandrophragma congoense, Pentaclethera eetveldeana, Pericopsis elata, Gilbertiodendron dewevrei), shrub species of Drypetes (D. calvescens, D. capillipes, D. chevalieri), and abundant lianas and rattans.

    Northwestern Congolian lowland forests

  • Above 900 m. in altitude, there are smaller trees and palms such as Pithecellobium longifolium, Euterpe precatoria, Geomoma oxicarpa and the arborescent fern Trichipteris procera; many vascular epiphytes, Vriesia elata, Guzmania lingulata, large-leaved understory plants Calathea insignis, Diffenbachia longisphata; mosses and hepatics, Octoblepharum albidum, Leucomium compressum.

    Santa Marta montane forests

  • M. testa fusiformi-turrita; spira elata, conica; epidermide pallide olivaceo induta, rufo-fusca, pulcherrime maculata, maculis saepe in lineis undulatis longitudinalibus dispositis; anfractibus planis, longitudinaliter plicatis, plicis aequalibus regularibus subdistantibus, ad suturas nodulosis; apertura oblongo-ovata, antice effusa; labio subincrassato; labro simplici, acuto.

    The Journals of John McDouall Stuart

  • A. testa ovata; spira elata, acuta, tenui, cornea; anfractu ultimo magno, non ventricoso, transversim creberrime striato; apertura oblongo-ovali; labio callo tenui expanso obtecto; labro simplici, acuto.

    The Journals of John McDouall Stuart

  • Unlike overseas, there seems to be only one type of morel that grows here, Morchella elata, the black one.

    At My Table

  • Unlike overseas, there seems to be only one type of morel that grows here, Morchella elata, the black one.

    Archive 2006-07-01

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