Portulacaceae endemic to Peru

Blanca León

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The Portulacaceae are represented in Peru by six genera and 26 species (Brako & Zarucchi, 1993), all herbs and subshrubs. Here we recognize seven endemic species in three genera. These endemic species come from mostly Subtropical Costal Desert, between 100 and 800 m elevation. We apply IUCN categories and criteria to three species. Apparently, none of these endemic species has been found in the Peruvian System of Protected Natural Areas.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)577s-578s
Number of pages0
JournalRevista Peruana de Biologia
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2006


  • Endemic plants
  • Endemism
  • Peru
  • Portulacaceae


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