Tulipe is an area of cloud forest, mostly consisting of secondary forest, though some areas of primary forest remain.
In addition to many animals and birds, the region supports nearly 2,000 species of plants, including around 370 species of orchid.
The vegetation is a lush and sometimes impenetrable mix of mature trees (including palms and tree ferns), lianas, climbers and creepers, orchids, bromeliads, heliconias, epiphytes and numerous other species.
We promise your visit to Tulipe will be better than a visit to any botanic garden back home. You’ll return to Quito with the smell of the forest in your nostrils.
Below is a list of some of the flora which grow in profusion:
Patzelt, Erwin. Flora del Ecuador. Ecuador: Imprefepp, 2004. (ISBN: 9978424415) (in Spanish)