Day 9: the end of the road. After more than 2200 km and 9 different hostels we reached to the end of the collection trip. Today we collected at least 3 species at the paramo de la Virgen, on the road from Quito to the Amazon. After that, the team headed to Cayambe, the main aim of the visit there was to find Diplostephium cayambensis, unfortunately the roads to access the area were that species is found were closed. Tomorrow the team plan to drive back to Quito. Oven/herbarium/databasing/teaching work is waiting in Quito for the head of the project.