Caricaceae endemic to Peru

Blanca León

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The Caricaceae is represented in Peru by three genera and 15 species (Brako & Zarucchi, 1993; Ulloa Ulloa et al., 2004), mainly shrubs and low trees. Here we recognize two endemic species in the genus Carica. These endemic taxa are found in the Desert Shrubland, Mesoandean and Very Humid Montane Forests regions, between 1600 and 2700 m elevation. Neither species is represented within Peru's protected area system.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)245s
Number of pages1
JournalRevista Peruana de Biologia
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2006


  • Carica
  • Caricaceae
  • Endemic plants
  • Endemism
  • Peru


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