Noteworthy new plant species have been discovered in Las Orquídeas National Park through fieldwork in hard-to-reach areas and the collaboration of an international group of plant systematists who have identified specimens belonging to the groups in which they specialize (see Acknowledgements). Although several new species are still in manuscript stage, the described taxa so far comprise:

Amaya-Márquez, M., L.E. Skog & L.P. Kvist. 2013. Columnea caudata and Columnea megafolia, two new species of Gesneriaceae. Caldasia 35(2): 273–280.

Garzón V. & J., Gónzalez, F. (2012) Five new species and three new records of Burmeinstera (Campanulaceae-Lobelioideae) from Colombia. Caldasia 34(2): 309–324.

Garzón V., J., Gónzalez, F., & Vélez P., J.M. (2012) Burmeistera minutiflora (Campanulaceae-Lobelioideae), a new species from the high Andes of Antioquia (Colombia) with the smallest flowers in the genus. Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid 69(2): 243–246.

Giraldo, G. & Dalström, S. (2012) A new and extraordinary Cyrtochilum (Orchidaceae: Oncidiinae) from Colombia. Lankesteriana 12(3): 137–142. Smith, J.F., M. Amaya-Márquez, O.H. Marín-Gómez & J.L. Clark. 2013. Four new species of Columnea (Gesneriaceae) with primary distributions in Colombia. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 7(2): 667–679.

Pedraza-Peñalosa, P. 2015. New blueberry and mortiño relatives (Ericaceae) from northwestern Colombia. PhytoKeys 49: 33–58.

Szlachetko, D.L. & Klonowska M. (2013) A new species of Rhetinantha (Orchidaceae, Maxillarieae) from Antioquia, Colombia. Plant Systematics and Evolution 299(10): 1873-1877.