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Biosphere, Fauna and Flora in Cuba Naturaleza
Cuba Naturaleza Biodiversity

Vegetation (Flora) in Cuba Naturaleza

Cuba's flora is very rich and extremely diverse, with more than eight thousand species. The Cuban Royal Palm is the national tree is the one that best characterizes the Cuban countryside, and so it is featured in the national coat of arms. The national flower is the White Ginger or Butterfly Jasmine.

The most notable endemic species include the Cork Palm, the Magnolia amog others. The orchids have outstanding colors, flawless shapes and exist in more than 300 species, endemic to Cuba stands out the Black Orchid and the Bocourt's encylia, the last one discover in the 20th century.

You can discover Cuba in your own way with the help of the Lonely Planet Guide Book. Rich in biodiversity, you will discover the vast and vibrant world of birds, all found in the Birds of Cuba, considered the best and most reliable book in its field. However, for the adrenaline junky, climbing in Cuba could give you a holiday of real excitement! Thanks to the copious amounts of locations and routes, all listed in the Cuba Climbing Guide Book.

Flowers of Cuba

The flora is varied, out of which orchids assume a high position. The orchids have outstanding colors, flawless shapes and exist in more than 300 species. The national flower of Cuba is butterfly jasmine, which is a tiny orchid with white petals.

White Ginger

White Ginger

Showy Chalicevine

Showy Chalicevine

Black Orchid

Black Orchid

Trees of Cuba

A very important group of trees in Cuba are the Palms, due to their ecological role. The Cuban Royal Palm recognized as national tree ... The strange and prehistoric Cork Palm ...

Among other trees in the Cuban flora are included the Shortleaf Fig very common tree ... The Kapok (Ceiba pentandra), gigantic tree and venerated in several of the religions that are practiced in Cuba .... more trees in cuba naturaleza.

Cuban Royal Palm

Cuban Royal Palm

Kapok

Kapok

Cork Palm

Cork Palm

Shortleaf Fig

Shortleaf Fig

 
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