Liliaceae endemic to Peru

Blanca León

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The Liliaceae are represented in Peru by 15 genera (excluding Alstroemeria y Bomarea) and approximately 29 species of herbaceous plants (Brako & Zarucchi, 1993; Ulloa Ulloa et al., 2004). The family includes three genera endemic to Peru: Diamena, Diora and Trichlora. Here we recognize 11 endemic species in five genera. We assigned IUCN threat categories to six species. Half of the endemic species are known from a single locality. Endemic taxa occupy the Dry Subtropical Coastal, and Mesoandean regions, between 600 and 3600 m elevation. Only one endemic species has been found to date in a Peruvian protected area.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)755s-756s
Number of pages0
JournalRevista Peruana de Biologia
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2006


  • Diamena
  • Diora
  • Endemic plants
  • Endemism
  • Liliaceae
  • Peru
  • Trichlora


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