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Large Carpenter Bees Genus Xylocopa

Observer

anita363

Date

September 28, 2018 10:51 AM EDT

Description

This guy is piercing the base of the corolla to steal the nectar without pollinating the flower. I believe it is a carpenter bee, Xylocopa sp.; on Cantua buxifolia in a garden, Cuzco.

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Eared Dove Zenaida auriculata

Observer

anita363

Date

September 28, 2018 10:56 AM EDT

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Observer

anita363

Date

September 27, 2018 11:35 AM EDT

Description

Looking for an ID on the flowering shrub. Growing (presumably wild) at the archaeological site.

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Century Plants Genus Agave

Observer

anita363

Date

September 27, 2018 11:35 AM EDT

Description

Looking for ID.

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Airplants Genus Tillandsia

Observer

anita363

Date

September 27, 2018 11:38 AM EDT

Description

Looking for an ID on the large bromeliad (Tillandsia?). Or on anything else, for that matter.

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Beard Lichens Genus Usnea

Observer

anita363

Date

September 27, 2018 11:50 AM EDT

Description

A particularly luxuriant patch on the cliff wall.

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Airplants Genus Tillandsia

Observer

anita363

Date

September 27, 2018 11:51 AM EDT

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Genus Puya

Observer

anita363

Date

September 27, 2018 11:40 AM EDT

Description

Looking for an ID.

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Observer

anita363

Date

September 27, 2018 11:39 AM EDT

Description

Sorry, not a very good shot -- zoom of the cliffs from below. Looking for an ID on the small silver airplant with purple flowers -- or anything else, for that matter. Tillandsia recurvata?

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Observer

anita363

Date

September 27, 2018 04:52 PM EDT

Description

This genus dominates the high Andes below treeline. Not sure which species this is. Sacsayhuaman, 3700 m.

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Sow Thistles Genus Sonchus

Observer

anita363

Date

September 27, 2018 11:18 AM EDT

Description

Have a feeling this is an introduced species. Growing around the archaeological site at Ollantaytambo.

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Greater Periwinkle Vinca major

Observer

anita363

Date

September 27, 2018 11:27 AM EDT

Description

An introduced species, growing around the archaeological site at Ollantaytambo.

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Sacred Flower of the Incas Cantua buxifolia

Observer

anita363

Date

September 27, 2018 11:29 AM EDT

Description

The national flower of Peru. It was widely cultivated by the Incas and might persist at this site since then, or might derive from more recent landscaping efforts. Either way, it seemed to be basically growing wild.

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Sacred Flower of the Incas Cantua buxifolia

Observer

anita363

Date

September 27, 2018 11:52 AM EDT

Description

The national flower of Peru. It was widely cultivated by the Incas and might persist at this site since then, or might derive from more recent landscaping efforts. Either way, it seemed to be basically growing wild.

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Mission Prickly-Pear Opuntia ficus-indica

Observer

anita363

Date

September 27, 2018 11:56 AM EDT

Description

Ollantaytambo

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Observer

anita363

Date

September 27, 2018 11:56 AM EDT

Description

Ollantaytambo

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Cacti Family Cactaceae

Observer

anita363

Date

September 27, 2018 11:56 AM EDT

Description

Looking for an ID on the columnar cactus.

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Eve's Needle Cactus Austrocylindropuntia subulata

Observer

anita363

Date

September 27, 2018 11:57 AM EDT

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Yellow Trumpet Flower Tecoma stans

Observer

anita363

Date

September 27, 2018 11:58 AM EDT

Description

tentative ID

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Observer

anita363

Date

September 27, 2018 11:59 AM EDT

Description

Perhaps the presence of this water-loving primitive land plant on an arid hillside indicates the presence of a spring. Drying out, though, here at the end of the dry season.

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Long-tailed Skipper Urbanus proteus

Observer

anita363

Date

September 27, 2018 07:54 AM EDT

Description

Tentative ID. Inside the hotel dining room at breakfast, Machu Picchu Pueblo.

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Alpaca Vicugna pacos

Observer

anita363

Date

September 27, 2018 11:07 AM EDT

Description

Ollantaytambo (and nearby Cuzco) are at higher elevation than Machu Picchu, and the common domesticated animal here is the alpaca instead of the llama. It's smaller and cuter.

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Observer

anita363

Date

September 26, 2018 02:00 PM EDT

Description

Pretty sure this is Niphidium crassifolium again.

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Nightshades Genus Solanum

Observer

anita363

Date

September 26, 2018 02:38 PM EDT

Description

Small tree growing streamside in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo). ID help needed. This is a shot looking down on the top of the canopy. I am getting hits on Potato Tree (Solanum erianthum), but that is supposed to have white flowers, and they seem to be more erect and in smaller clusters.

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Stonecrop Family Family Crassulaceae

Observer

anita363

Date

September 26, 2018 04:52 PM EDT

Description

Machu Picchu Pueblo. Looks for all the world like a Kalanchoe, but I don't think they're supposed to have them in S America. And living in the middle of the rapids seems like it would be a strange, highly demanding habitat for a garden escapee. Don't see a match elsewhere among the Crassulaceae either (hasbrouck.asu.edu/neotrop/plantae/checklists/checklist.ph...). I put it under that anyway for now.

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Marigolds Genus Tagetes

Observer

anita363

Date

September 26, 2018 05:00 PM EDT

Description

ID help needed. Machu Picchu Pueblo.

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Llama Lama glama

Observer

anita363

Date

September 26, 2018 12:01 PM EDT

Description

The llamas keep the grass mown. They're not captive, exactly, but they are tame. Inca agricultural terracing, Machu Picchu. Lot of work for the llamas -- there are 12 acres of agricultural terrace alone, plus large grassy plazas within the city.

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Lady's Eardrops Fuchsia boliviana

Observer

anita363

Date

September 26, 2018 12:43 PM EDT

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Observer

anita363

Date

September 26, 2018 01:23 PM EDT

Description

E.g. Staphylus, Bolla. Finally got a good shot of a butterfly -- and it's almost certainly too nondescript to identify. Probably even to genus! Forest interior.

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