Araceae endemic to Peru

Jorge Lingán

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The Araceae are represented in Peru with 26 genera and nearly 250 species (Brako & Zarucchi, 1993; Ulloa Ulloa et al., 2004), most of them herbaceous epiphytes or hemiepiphytes. Here we recognize 52 endemic taxa in nine genera. One genus, Filarum, is endemic to Peru. Endemic aroids are found in Pluvial and Humid Montane Forests, and in the Humid Amazonian Forest, between 100 and 3000 m elevation. Thirteen endemic species have been registered within Peru's protected areas network.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)698s-705s
Number of pages0
JournalRevista Peruana de Biologia
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2006


  • Araceae
  • Aroids
  • Endemic species
  • Endemism
  • Filarum
  • Peru


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