The loss of urban native vegetation is a global cri- sis particularly as cities continue to expand and pop- ulations grow. Native vegetation often remains as small isolated fragments embedded in the human matrix of urban development. These remnants become islands of biodiversity that experience vary- ing degrees of degradation due to their high perime- ter to area ratio. 

Palabras clave: terrestrial orchid, indicators, urban reserves, vegetation condition, mycorrhiza, pollination