Orchids of REGUA

Between November 2006 and September 2007, the Rio de Janeiro based non-profit organisation OrquidaRio made ten visits to REGUA to survey and map the orchids on the Reserve. The project, entitled Survey and Distribution of Orchids of REGUA, was funded by the San Diego County Orchid Society and OrquidaRio registered, mapped and, where possible, photographed all the orchids they found. A total of 103 species from 49 genera were identified, including 38 species new to the Serra dos Órgãos mountain range (Miller et al., 2006).

To find out more about the OrquidaRio project at REGUA visit www.orquidario.org/projetos/frameproj.htm (click on the Guia de Campo link to see a Portuguese/English report). To read a summary of the OrquidaRio study click here. To download a free photographic Portuguese/English guide to the orchids of REGUA click here.


  • Kingdom:
  • Plantae
  • Phylum:
  • Tracheophyta
  • Class:
  • Liliopsida
  • Order:
  • Orchidales
  • Family:
  • Orchidaceae

Systematic list

Taxonomy and nomenclature follows Dijkstra et al. 2013.