Dichapetalaceae endemic to Peru

Blanca León, Christhian Monsalve

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This family is a recent addition to the endemic Peruvian flora. The Dichapetalaceae are represented in Peru by three genera and 16 species (Brako & Zarucchi, 1993) mostly trees and lianas. Here we recognize one endemic species in the genus Tapura. This endemic species grows in the Humid Lowland Amazonian Forests region at 250 m elevation. It has not yet been recorded in Peru's protected areas system.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)279s
Number of pages1
JournalRevista Peruana de Biologia
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2006


  • Dichapetalaceae
  • Endemic plants
  • Endemism
  • Peru
  • Tapura


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