Caryophyllaceae endemic to Peru

Asunción Cano, Isidoro Sánchez

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The Caryophyllaceae are represented in Peru by 19 genera and 126 species (Brako & Zarucchi, 1993), mainly herbs and subshrubs. Here we recognize 44 endemic taxa in 11 genera. We applied IUCN categories and criteria to 43 taxa. Endemic taxa are found mainly in the High- Andean and Mesoandean regions, between 2500 and 4950 m elevation. Ten endemic species have been registered within Peru's protected areas system.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)246s-252s
Number of pages0
JournalRevista Peruana de Biologia
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2006


  • Caryophyllaceae
  • Endemic plants
  • Endemism
  • Peru


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