Flora of Cuba

Photo Feature by Rosa Martinez

HAVANA TIMES, April 12 — Of the gifts that Mother Nature has given us, Cuban flora is one of those most admired ones.  A drop of dew marks the beginning of a new day, though it contrasts with the deep greenery of the fields, and the magical and combined fragrances of the most diverse endemic species.

Of the island’s 6,000 species of plants, more than 50 percent are considered endemic or characteristic of our land – and with a great abundance of them found in the eastern region.  The tropical climate and the heavy precipitation of that part of the country promote the most diverse and attractive types of vegetation.

Undoubtedly, the charming species of Cuban flora’s that make up our environment provide a pleasant and welcoming place for other species.

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