Wild Learning: Easy Plants to Remember from the Amazon Rainforest of Ecuador.

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The first time you enter to the Amazon Rainforest you will feel overloaded with shapes, colors, textures, smells and taste from the vast community of plants living in harmony, you will soon discover that everything in the Rainforest is connected and those connections start revealing in front of your eyes, we call it Wild Learning!





Check our illustrated list of Easy Plants to Remember from the Amazon Rainforest of Ecuador. We want to introduce you into the wonderful world of plants by supporting in the field and help you to identify it by colors, shapes, lifestyle, curious natural history and native people use.

The Amazon Rainforest is home to as many as 80,000 plant species from which more than 40,000 species play a critical role in regulating the global climate and sustaining the local water cycle.



The Yasuní Biosphere Reserve is known to be one of the most biodiverse place on Earth. More trees grow in a single hectare (2.47 acres) of upland rainforest in Yasuní —655 species—than in the continental US and Canada combined. In 25 hectares, the number of tree species rises to 1,100. In just one hectare in Yasuní, there are more tree, shrub, and liana (woody vines) species than anywhere else in the world.

Here is a list of the Common Plants of the Amazon Rainforest of Ecuador.

  • Aphelandra ACANTHACEAE)
  • Philodendron (ARACEAE)
  • Anthurium (ARACEAE)
  • Begonia (BEGONIACEAE)
  • Centropogon (CAMPANULACEAE)
  • Dichorisandra (COMMELINACEAE)
  • Geogenanthus (COMMELINACEAE)
  • Costus (COSTACEAE)
  • Abarema (FABACEAE)
  • Calliandra (FABACEAE)
  • Brownea (FABACEAE)
  • Zygia (FABACEAE)
  • Nautilocalyx (GESNERIACEAE)
  • Heliconia (HELICONIACEAE)
  • Gustavia (LECYTHIDACEAE)
  • Calathea (MARANTACEAE)
  • Marcgravia  (MARCGRAVIACEAE)
  • Siparuna (SIPARUNACEAE)
  • Passiflora (PASSIFLORACEAE )
  • Pariana (POACEAE)
  • Capirona (RUBIACEAE)
  • Faramea (RUBIACEAE)
  • Palicourea (RUBIACEAE)
  • Psychotria (RUBIACEAE)
  • Warszewiczia (RUBIACEAE
  • Herrania (MALVACEAE)
  • Clavija (PRIMULACEAE)
  • Apeiba (MALVACEAE)
  • Vitex  (VERBENACEAE)


Here is a list of the easy one to recognize in the forest when you are visiting the Amazon Rainforest

Download An illustrated list of Conspicuous Plants plants of the Amazon Rainforest of Ecuador.