South America (Wiki) includes twelve sovereign states – Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela – and two non-sovereign areas – French Guiana and the Falkland Islands,
Bromeliad (aechmea chantinii): Aechmea chantinii is a bromeliad native to the Amazon Rainforest vegetation in Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Commonly known as Amazonian zebra plant, it is often used as an ornamental plant. The following subspecies are recognized : Aechmea chantinii var. chantinii (Carrière) Baker, 1889 - most of species range Aechmea chantinii var. fuchsii H.Luther (1987 publ. 1988). - Ecuador https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aechmea%20chantinii
Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia (Spanish: República de Colombia [reˈpuβlika ðe koˈlombja]), is a unitary, constitutional republic comprising thirty-two departments. It is located in northwestern South America, bordered to the northwest by Panama; to the north by the Caribbean Sea; to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by Ecuador and Peru; and to the west by the Pacific Ocean.
El Santuario de las Lajas (Sanctuary of the Virgin of Las Lajas), Ipiales, Colombia (neo-Gothic, 1916-1949) (Image Credit: Nick Leonard, CC-BY-NC-SA). More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Las_Lajas_Sanctuary
Parakeetflower (heliconia psittacorum): Heliconia psittacorum (parrot's beak, parakeet flower, parrot's flower, parrot's plantain, false bird-of-paradise) is a perennial herb native to the Caribbean and South America. It is considered native to French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Panama and Trinidad & Tobago. It is reportedly naturalized in Gambia, Thailand, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, Jamaica and the Lesser Antilles. It is often cultivated as a…