Cotopaxi was the volcano of the day 8. Roads to the volcano are west to it, not leaving the team to visit the eastern part of the volcano which is apparently more humid and more biodiverse, the team was able to collect D. ericoides. Landscape was surreal. After the visit the team headed to Papallacta a little town pass el páramo de la virgen on the road to the Amazon. The team enjoyed the iconic hot springs of the town as a preparation for the last two days of collecting.