Oxalidaceae endemic to Peru

Blanca León, Christhian Monsalve, Eve Emschweiler

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This is the «oca» family and is represented in Peru by four genera and 105 species (Brako & Zarucchi, 1993; Ulloa Ulloa et al., 2004), mainly shrubs and herbs. Here we recognize as endemics 20 species and seven infra-specific taxa in three genera. These endemic taxa are found mainly in Very Humid Montane Forests, Very Humid Premontane Forests and Mesoandean regions, between 700 and 3600 m elevation. Twelve endemic taxa have been recorded in the Peruvian System of Protected Natural Areas.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)482s-486s
Number of pages0
JournalRevista Peruana de Biologia
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2006


  • Endemic plants
  • Endemism
  • Oxalidaceae
  • Peru


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