Tapantí National Park


Tapantí National Park
Tapantí National Park
IUCN Category II (National Park)
Tapanti.jpg
Waterfall seen from the visitor observatory
Map showing the location of Tapantí National Park
Map showing the location of Tapantí National Park
Location within Costa Rica
Location Costa Rica
Nearest city Cartago
Coordinates 9°46′14″N 83°47′59″W / 9.77056°N 83.79972°W / 9.77056; -83.79972Coordinates: 9°46′14″N 83°47′59″W / 9.77056°N 83.79972°W / 9.77056; -83.79972
Area 58,323 hectares (583.23 km2)[1]
Established February 1, 1982[1]
Governing body National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC)
Official website

Tapantí National Park, sometimes called Orosí National Park, is a National Park in the Pacific La Amistad Conservation Area of Costa Rica located on the edge of the Talamanca Range, near Cartago. It protects forests to the north of Chirripó National Park, and also contains part of the Orosí River. The area known as Macizo de la Muerte was added to the park on January 14, 2000.[1]

Three new species of Lepanthes orchids were discovered in the park in 2009 and is so far their only known habitat. All three species, L. graciosa, L. machogaffensis, and L. pelvis, are miniature orchids and neither is longer than 5 mm. They were discovered by a team from the Lankester Botanical Garden and the University of Costa Rica.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Información General - Parque Nacional Tapantí Macizo de la Muerte [General Information - Tapantí Macizo de la Muerte National Park]" (in Spanish). SINAC. http://www.sinac.go.cr/aclap_tapanti_general.php. Retrieved 2010-02-20. 
  2. ^ Vargas, Alejandra (January 18, 2010). "Halladas 3 nuevas especies de orquídeas miniatura en Tapantí [3 new species of miniature orchids found in Tapantí]" (in Spanish). La Nación. http://www.nacion.com/ln_ee/2010/enero/18/aldea2197805.html. 

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