Amazon Rainforest

The Most Extraordinary Plants In The Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon Rainforest is one of the biggest rain forests in the world. In this jungle, there are at least 40,000 exotic plant species. Keep reading to find out the top 5 extraordinary plants in the Amazon Rainforest.

Orchids

Orchids are considered one of the largest family of flowers in the world with currently about 30,000 different species in the world.  This flower is also known to be one of nature’s most exquisite flowers, due to its beauty. They grow in all shapes, colors and size and they bloom are often colorful and fragrant, that’s why their scent are frequently analysed by perfumers. Also, Orchids have been used in traditional medicine in an effort to treat many diseases. Because of their adaptable nature, they grow in almost all climates around the world, except cold. These flowers are very popular, in fact they are the National symbol of many countries such as : Belize, Venezuela, Colombia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama and Guatemala. 

Passion Fruit Flower

Not only does this flower produce the delicious fruit, but it also produces one of the world’s most beautiful flower. The passion fruit flower is a vine that have been used for its medical benefits. The Amazonian weather is perfect for their grow. 

Heliconia Flower

This exotic and unique amazonian flora is bright in color and varies in shape. They are known by their long structure and they range from 0.5 to nearly 4.5 meters (1.5–15 feet) tall . In order to grow, they require warm and humidity and this why they are native to the most tropical regions of the planet such as: South America, Central America and Indonesia.

Bromeliads

Like the passion fruit flower, some of the Bromeliad species also produce a fresh, juicy fruit: the pineapple. These beautiful plants are bright in color, from reds and oranges to blues and purples. Many Bromeliads are able to store water in a structure formed by their tightly-overlapping leaf bases. Bromeliads adapted to various climates.

Cacao (Theobroma cacao)

If you love chocolate, then you know this delicious treat comes from Cacao plant. This lovely plant is very abundant in the Amazon Rain forest. Its seeds are used to make cocoa mass, cocoa powder, confectionery, ganache and of course chocolate. Raw cacao has a lot of calcium, iron, and magnesium, which contribute to a healthy heart and brain. So not only is it delicious, also is it good for health.

In our dear Amazon Rainforest you’ll have the opportunity to see unique plants distinguished for their exotic beauty or delicious fruits.The conservation of the Rainforest is vital for their existence, that’s why in Yacuma EcoLodge we have a volunteer program to demon­strate sol­i­dar­ity towards an Ama­zon com­mu­nity that needs help. Learn more about our volunteer program here. We offer com­fort­able accommodation, reliable transportation and more. Click here to make your reservations at an affordable rate.