Hymenophyllaceae endemic to Peru

Blanca León

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This is one of the characteristic families of perhumid environments in the Peruvian Andes. In Peru, this family is represented by two genera and more than 75 species (Tryon & Stolze, 1993; Smith et al., 2005). Their members occur in a vast range of altitudes, usually associated with forests. Six endemic taxa in one genus are recognized. These taxa are known between 800 and 3650 m elevation, where they generally grow as epiphytes. Only one taxon found in a protected area.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)903s-904s
Number of pages0
JournalRevista Peruana de Biologia
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2006


  • Endemism
  • Hymenophyllaceae
  • Peru


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