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Exotic find in Machu Picchu

The Brachionidium Inkaterrense, one of the two recently discovered orchid in the sanctuary of Machu Picchu, close to the Inca citadel of the same name.

entertainment Updated: Oct 31, 2010 00:45 IST
AFP

The Brachionidium Inkaterrense, one of the two recently discovered orchid in the sanctuary of Machu Picchu, close to the Inca citadel of the same name.

The plant was located at the top of the gorge Alccamayo, between 3,000-3,200m above sea level, raising 25 centimeters tall and blooms up to 1.5 centimeters in diameter

First Published: Oct 30, 2010 18:32 IST