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Ecuadorian Rain Forest Wonders

Water Hyacinth

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Water Hyacinth

Water hyacinth (Eichornia crassipes), which bloom in the Yasuni, are capable of doubling in size every seven to 12 days.

The park is home to an estimated 5,500 species, which makes Ecuador one of the 10 most biodiverse countries.