Learn about all the Orchids of Ecuador before your Orchid Trip comes.

We have listed the most Common Orchid Genera to be encounter herein in Ecuador.

Learn about the exciting world of the Orchids of Ecuador just to give you an idea number: In Ecuador 1 out of 10 plants is an Orchid.

The Orchids of Ecuador can be found almost everywhere, from the coastline in the Pacific passing snowline of the Andes to reach vast Amazon Lowlands.

Learn more about the Orchids of Ecuador, each bioregion in Ecuador is home to several hundreds of Orchids.

The Orchids of Ecuador have several favorite bioregions, orchids have a preference for the wet Andes: The Foothills and Montane of each side of the Andes.

The Bioregions of Ecuador

Principal Generas of Orchids found in Ecuador

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Learn more about the Orchids of Ecuador in the list below, the information provided is genera name, province where was seen, and the observer you click on to meet the explorer.

All the genera in here had been produced in the Citizen Science Project in INaturalist: Orchids of Ecuador.

At this moment this project has 4,796 Observations made by 833 field observers, this community of 250 Identifiers had been able to identify 477 Species of Ecuadorian Orchids.

The Generas are organized alphabetically. We will continue updating and help you to find more Orchids in Ecuador.

Acianthera

Acianthera found living in Ecuador. Learn more about the Orchids of Ecuador
Acianthera found living in Ecuador. Quito, Pichincha. Ecuador. All Rights Reserved. @rudygelis

Aganisia

Aganisia white flowers in Ecuador. Learn more about the Orchids of Ecuador
Aganisia found living in Ecuador. Shushufindi, Sucumbios. Ecuador. All Rights Reserved. @faustocornejo1

Altensteinia

Altensteinia wildflowers found in Ecuador. Learn more about the Orchids of Ecuador
Altensteinia found living in Ecuador. Riobamba, Chimborazo. Ecuador. All Rights Reserved. @cisnerosheredia

Anathallis

Anathallis Wildflowers living in South America
Anathallis found living in Ecuador. Mindo, Pichincha. Ecuador. All Rights Reserved. @diegopatino

Andinia

Andinia blossoms from Ecuador
Andinia found living in Ecuador. Los Bancos, Pichincha. Ecuador. All Rights Reserved. @rudygelis

Arundina (Exotic)

Arundina Exotic Asian orchid
Arundina found living in Ecuador. Via a Canoayacu, Tena, Napo, EC. All Rights Reserved. @aymetanguila

Benzingia

Benzingia hyperreal Flowers in Ecuador
Benzingia found in Puyo, Pastaza, Ecuador. All Rights Reserved. @linethalexandragonzlezmora

Brassia

Brassia Spider Orchid wildflowers
Brassia found living in Ecuador. Los Bancos, Pichincha. Ecuador. All Rights Reserved. @rudygelis

Catasetum

Catasetum
Catasetum found living in Ecuador. Shiripuno Amazon Lodge, Sucumbíos, Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @fernandovaca

Caucaea

Caucaea
Caucaea found living in Ecuador. Bosque Protector Umbria, Cotopaxi, Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @naturesebas

Cattleya

Cattleya Purple and Pink in the canopy in Ecuador.
Cattleya found living in Ecuador. Tarapoa, Sucumbíos, Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @jujurenoult

Chaubardia

Chaubardia Pink and Yellow wildflowers in Ecuador.
Chaubardia found living in Ecuador. Mera, Pastaza, Ecuador, Parque Nacional Llanganates. All Rights Reserved. @linethalexandragonzlezmora

Chondroscaphe

Chondroscaphe
Chondroscaphe found living in Ecuador. Tulcan, Carchi, Ecuador. All Rights Reserved. @jorgebrito

Cleistes

Cleistes blooming Lightly violet and yellow.
Cleistes found living in Ecuador.  Shell, Pastaza, Ecuador. All Rights Reserved. @arethusa

Comparettia

Comparettia rich purple in Ecuador
Comparettia found living in Ecuador.  Lluvia de Oro, Mindo, Pichincha, Ecuador. All Rights Reserved. @wladimirpatino

Cranichis

Cranichis White with tiny dotted wildflower in Ecuador.
Cranichis found living in Ecuador.  Papallacta, Napo, Ecuador. All Rights Reserved. @rudygelis

Cyclopogon

Cyclopogon stalk with yellow wild blossoms in Ecuador.
Cyclopogon found living in Ecuador.  Papallacta, Napo, Ecuador. All Rights Reserved. @holgerbeck

Cycnoches

Cycnoches reaching for the pink in Ecuador.
Cycnoches found living in Ecuador.  Found by Daniel King. La Selva Lodge, Sucumbios, Ecuador. All Rights Reserved. @fernandovaca

Cyrtochilum

Cyrtochilum with yellow flakes and brown dotting in Ecuador.
Cyrtochilum found living in Ecuador.  Papallacta, Napo, Ecuador. All Rights Reserved. @rudygelis

Dichaea

Dichaea
Dichaea found living in Ecuador.  Chingual, Sucumbios, Ecuador. All Rights Reserved. @cristinarestrepo

Dimerandra

Dimerandra
Dimerandra found living in Ecuador.  Maicito, Manabi, Ecuador. All Rights Reserved. @natalylara

Dracula

Endemic Dracula for Southern Ecuador.
Dracula found living in Ecuador.  Guaquichuma, Loja, Ecuador. All Rights Reserved. @rudygelis

Dressleria

Dressleria lemon green in Ecuador.
Dressleria found living in Ecuador.  Maquipucuna Reserve, Nagegalito, Pichincha, Ecuador. All Rights Reserved. @holgerbecker

Dresslerella

Dresslerella
Dresslerella found living in Ecuador.  Valladolid, Palanda, Zamora Chinchipe, Ecuador. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @paola_om

Elleanthus

Elleanthus light purple with yellow blossom in Ecuador.
Elleanthus found living in Ecuador. Laguna de Cuicocha, Imbabura, Ecuador. All Rights Reserved. @david_torres

Epidendrum

Epidendrum
Epidendrum found living in Ecuador. Valle de Tandayapa, Pichincha. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @naturesebas

Eriopsis

Eriopsis with dark red dots on the lips in Ecuador.
Eriopsis found living in Ecuador. Masphi Private Reserve, Pichincha. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @christiansaa

Erycina

Erycina with light brown splash in the center in Ecuador.
Erycina found living in Ecuador.  Piñas, El Oro, Ecuador. All Rights Reserved. @rudygelis

Euryblema

Euryblema with dark red and cream petals blossom in Ecuador
Euryblema found living in Ecuador. Masphi Private Reserve, Pichincha. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @naturesebas

Fernandezia

Fernandezia
Fernandezia found living in Ecuador. Reserva Ecologica El Angel, Carchi. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @pako_limon

Gomphichis

Gomphichis
Gomphichis found living in Ecuador. Malacatosl, Loja. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @kantoborgy

Gongora

Gongora
Gongora found living in Ecuador. Shiripuno Amazon Lodge, Orellana. Ecuador. All Rights Reserved. @fernandovaca

Govenia

Govenia with light spray of purple on cream blossom in Ecuador.
Govenia found living in Ecuador. Reserva Geobotanica Pululahua, Pichincha. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @kstenman

Habenaria

Habenaria white and yellow with hairy spikes in Ecuador.
Habenaria found living in Ecuador. El Pailon, Carchi. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @jorgebrito

Houlletia

Houlletia
Houlletia found living in Ecuador. Cascada de San Rafel, Cayambe-Coca National Park. Sucumbios. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @fernandovaca

Huntleya

Huntleya with eyes, mostly brown and white in Ecuador
Huntleya found living in Ecuador. Chingual, Sucumbios. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @cristinarestrepo

Ionopsis

Ionopsis
Ionopsis found living in Ecuador. San Tadeo, Pichincha. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @rudygelis

Kefersteinia

Kefersteinia
Kefersteinia found living in Ecuador. El Pailon, Carchi. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @jorgebrito

Koellensteinia

Koellensteinia
Koellensteinia found living in Ecuador. La Selva Lodge, Sucumbios. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @naturesebas

Laelia

Laelia
Laelia found living in Ecuador. Sani Lodge, Sucumbios. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @rob21

Lepanthes

Lepanthes
Lepanthes found living in Ecuador. Mindo, Pichincha, Ecuador. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @benjamin_patino

Ligeophila

Ligeophila
Ligeophila found living in Ecuador. Shiripuno Amazon Lodge, Orellana. Ecuador. All Rights Reserved. @fernandovaca

Lockhartia

Lockhartia
Lockhartia found living in Ecuador. Mindo, Pichincha, Ecuador. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @benjamin_patino

Lycaste

Lycaste
Lycaste found living in Ecuador. Tena, Napo, Ecuador. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @darwin20

Lycomormium

Lycomormium
Lycomormium found living in Ecuador. BosqueProtector El Chontal, Imbabura, Ecuador. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @alexwcranston

Malaxis

Malaxis
Malaxis found living in Ecuador. Reserva Santa Lucia, Pichincha, Ecuador. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @holgerbeck

Masdevallia

Masdevallia
Masdevallia found living in Ecuador. San Miguel de los Bancos, Pichincha, Ecuador. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @wladimirpatino

Maxillaria

Maxillaria
Maxillaria found living in Ecuador. Tapichalaca Reserve, Zamora Chinchipe, Ecuador. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @leslie_flint

Miltoniopsis

Miltoniopsis
Miltoniopsis found living in Ecuador.  La Ciudad Perdida. Nangaritza, Zamora Chinchipe, Ecuador. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @paola_om

Monophyllorchis

Monophyllorchis
Monophyllorchis found living in Ecuador.  Talag, Tena, Napo, Ecuador. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @oldschoolproduce

Muscarella

Muscarella
Muscarella found living in Ecuador. Nanegal, Pichincha, Ecuador. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @nataliaescobar

Oncidium

Oncidium
Oncidium found living in Ecuador. Nanegal, Pichincha, Ecuador. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @javierarias29

Pelexia

Pelexia
Pelexia found living in Ecuador. Baños, Tungurahua, Ecuador. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @ripleyrm

Pescatoria

Pescatoria
Pescatoria found living in Ecuador. Sucre, Reserva Jama Coaque, Manabi Ecuador. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @rebry

Phaius (Exotic)

Phaius
Phaius found living in Ecuador. Puyo, Pastaza Ecuador. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @less-moya

Phragmipedium

Phragmipedium
Phragmipedium found living in Ecuador. Lyarina Lodge, Pto Misahualli, Napo. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @elizabethswanson

Platystele

Platystele
Platystele found living in Ecuador. Mindo, Pichincha. Ecuador. All Rights Reserved. @benjamin_patino

Plectrophora

Plectrophora
Plectrophora found living in Ecuador. Shiripuno Amazon Lodge, Orellana. Ecuador. All Rights Reserved. @fernandovaca

Pleurothallis

Pleurothallis
Pleurothallis found living in Ecuador. Nanegalito, Pichincha. Ecuador. All Rights Reserved. @holgerbeck

Polystachya

Polystachya
Polystachya found living in Ecuador. Zamora, Zamora Chinchipe. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @fernandovaca

Ponthieva

Ponthieva
Ponthieva found living in Ecuador. Parque Nacional Sangay, Morona Santiago. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @arethusa

Porphyrostachys

Porphyrostachys
Porphyrostachys found living in Ecuador. Alausi, Chimborazo. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @cisnerosheredia

Porroglossum

Porroglossum
Porroglossum found living in Ecuador. Alausi, Chimborazo. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @ecuadornaturetours

Prosthechea

Prosthechea
Prosthechea found living in Ecuador. Baños, Tungurahua. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @estebansurez

Psychopsis

Psychopsis
Psychopsis found living in Ecuador. Baños, Tungurahua. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @ryan_l_lynch

Rodriguezia

Rodriguezia
Rodriguezia found living in Ecuador. Rio Piatua, Napo. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @morganstickrod

Scaphosepalum

Scaphosepalum
Scaphosepalum found living in Ecuador. Lloa, Pichincha. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @rudygelis

Selenipedium

Selenipedium
Selenipedium found living in Ecuador. Tiputini Biological Station, Parque Nacional Yasuni, Orellana. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @cynthia_gvillegas

Sobralia

Sobralia
Sobralia found living in Ecuador. Mindo, Pichincha. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @rudygelis

Stanhopea

Stanhopea
Stanhopea found living in Ecuador. Finca El Piura, Sucua, Morona Santiago. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @ricardofsy

Stelis

Stelis
Stelis found living in Ecuador. Chalguayacu Alto, García Moreno, Imbabura. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @arethusa

Sudamerlycaste

Sudamerlycaste
Sudamerlycaste found living in Ecuador. Cotalo, Tungurahua. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @arethusa

Telipogon

Telipogon
Telipogon found living in Ecuador. Oyacachi, Napo. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @luisyupa

Trichoceros

Trichoceros
Trichoceros found living in Ecuador. Cacha Machangara, Riobamba, Chimborazo. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @ripleyrm

Trichopilia

Trichopilia
Trichopilia found living in Ecuador. Nanegalito, Distrito Metropolitano de Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @naturesebas

Trichosalpinx

Trichosalpinx
Trichosalpinx found living in Ecuador. Reserva Bellavista, Distrito Metropolitano de Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @ecuadornaturetours

Trizeuxis

Trizeuxis
Trizeuxis found living in Ecuador. Shiripuno Amazon Lodge, Orellana. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @blackdogto

Vanilla

Vanilla
Vanilla found living in Ecuador. Puyo, Pastaza. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @carlos_andres_silva_aldas

Warczewiczella

Warczewiczella
Warczewiczella found living in Ecuador. Yuturi, Orellana. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @lisakoetke

Xylobium

Xylobium
Xylobium found living in Ecuador. Giripuno Amazon Lodge, Orellana. Ecuador All Rights Reserved. @fernandovaca

Zelenkoa

Zelenkoa
Zelenkoa found living in Ecuador. Machalilla, Manabi, Ecuador. All Rights Reserved. @rossy4

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