Asking not to replant invasive orchids in Puerto Rico

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Escarabajo nativo de Puerto Rico escondiéndose de las hormigas invasoras que habitan en la orquídea filipina terrestre, especie introducida en la Isla hace décadas. (Suministrada)

Several studies done at the University of Puerto Rico inform on the impact of an invasive species, the phillipine orchid (Spathoglottis plicata), which competes with the native species of orchid Bletia patula. They urge the public not to take and replant this exotic orchid in order to control the dispersion of the plant and the effects on the ecosystem. 

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