Composition and diversity of flowering plants in the upper montane forest of Manu National Park, southern Peru

Asuncion Alipio Cano Echevarria, K. R. Young, B. Leon, R. B. Foster

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Abstract

Currently, 94 families of flowering plants, 239 genera, and 450 species are known from forest or scrub vegetation found from 2600-3600 m. The most diverse familieis are Asteraceae, Melastomataceae, Ericaceae, Solanaceae, and Scrophulariaceae. The most diverse monocotyledonean families are Orchidaceae, Poaceae, and Cyperaceae. Herbs have the most species, followed by shrubs and trees. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-280
Number of pages10
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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