Lots of amazing orchids on Bigugu too.Ripidoglossum pulchellum
This epiphyte is a new species for the orchid project. Many orchids in Nyungwe share this growth habit and so spotting plants in flower is important to confirm species and on this trip we have some brilliant orchid spotters.Polystachya spatella
Aaron spotted this small orchid flowering in Erica forest on Erica johnstonii. The species is abundant on Bigugu but only this plant was in full flower.Disa starsii
We found Disa starsii growing right at the top of Mount Bigugu amongst heather and growing in a thick layer of moss over bare rock.
We next head into the forest on Friday with the girls from FAWE. Today we are resting, recovering and doing our washing.