Costaceae endemic to Peru

Blanca León

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The Costaceae are represented in Peru by three genera and 26 species (Brako & Zarucchi, 1993), all herbaceous plants. One genus, Monocostus, is endemic to Peru. Here we recognize three endemic species in two genera. The endemic species are found in Humid Amazonian Forests and Premontane Forests between 300 and 800 m elevation. None of the species have been reported to date from Peru's protected areas network.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)740s
Number of pages1
JournalRevista Peruana de Biologia
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2006


  • Costaceae
  • Endemic plants
  • Endemism
  • Monocostus
  • Peru


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