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This project has been pushed by Guayaquilans since 1979, and after a 10-year work was open to the public and has since been visited by thousands of national and foreign people.

The Botanical Garden of Guayaquil has five hectares, is characterized by exhibiting scientific collections of living plants that are cultivated for conservation, research, dissemination and teaching. It has approximately 324 plant species that can be observed in its natural habitat, there are also timber trees, fruit trees, as well as ornamental and exotic plants.

It has a viewpoint that allows to observe the rivers Daule and Babahoyo. In addition, you can see 73 species of birds and 60 species of butterflies throughout the year.

Manolita Flowers
Other names with which it is known are: common laurel, of the palo, laurel American paleo or laurel of the kitchen, the rustic . The common laurel is an evergreen dioecious tree 5-10 m high, straight trunk with gray bark and dense, dark crown.

Among the birds there are: Scarlet and Blue-billed Parrots; Amazons Coroniamarilla, Alinaranja and Harinosa; Guacamayo Frenticastaño; Periquito Aliamarillo -Loro Piquirojo; Perico Cabecioscuro and Loro Cabeciazul.

Among the mammals there are: capuchin monkeys white, black; red mantle chic, and squirrel monkey. Of fish there are: duck fish, raspabalsas, coridora, severum, longfish, red hook, coin fish, golf club, leoporino listed and piranha red. There are also terrestrial and aquatic turtles.

It has a botanical sample of numerous species of plants from Ecuador, particularly the tropical zone of the coast. It houses some 324 species duly identified among them: Collections of native and introduced trees, palm trees, cactus, fruit trees and ornamental plants. There are also exotic tropical plants that are appreciated in their own habitat.

Their main attraction are orchids, there are collections belonging to the family Orchidaceae of Ecuador, and other native species of this country such as bromeliads , tillandsias, heliconias, lotus flower or nepente that is a species of introduced carnivorous plant of Madagascar.