The Cuscutaceae are represented in Peru by 19 species in the genus Cuscuta (Brako & Zarucchi, 1993), all of them herbs. Here we recognize seven endemic species, in need of taxonomic revision and additional plant collection; therefore, we did not apply IUCN categories and criteria. These endemic taxa grow mainly in the Mesoandean region, below 3200 m elevation. Apparently, only one species of endemic Cuscutaceae has been recorded in Peru's protected areas system.
|Translated title of the contribution||Cuscutaceae endemic to Peru|
|Journal||Revista Peruana de Biologia|
|State||Published - Dec 2006|
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