Sixty-four new records for the flora of Peru from rapid biological inventories in the Peruvian Amazon

Luis A. Torres Montenegro, Marcos A.Riós Paredes, Nigel C.A. Pitman, Corine F. Vriesendorp, Nancy Hensold, Ítalo Mesones Acuy, Nállarett Dávila Cardozo, Isaú Huamantupa, Hamilton W. Beltrán, Roosevelt Garciá-Villacorta, Tony J. Mori Vargas, David A. Neill, Paul V.A. Fine, Jill T. López-López, Gabriela Núñez Iturri, Walter Palacios, Norma Salinas Revilla, William Trujillo Calderón

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Abstract

All rights reserved. Between 2000 and 2016 we carried out 15 rapid biological inventories in remote areas of the Andean foothills and Amazon basin in Peru. During these inventories, 27 botanists collected 9397 fertile vascular plant specimens. By the end of 2017, more than half of these specimens had been identified to species. Of the 2303 species identified to date, 64 species and 2 genera (Dicorynia and Monopteryx) are new records for the flora of Peru. If this rate of discovery proves typical, the number of new records for Peru in the rapid inventory material could increase, which indicates that there is still much to discover in the Peruvian flora.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)379-392
Number of pages14
JournalRevista Peruana de Biologia
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Amazonia
  • Field Museum
  • First records
  • Peru
  • Plants
  • Rapid inventories

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    Torres Montenegro, L. A., Paredes, M. A. R., Pitman, N. C. A., Vriesendorp, C. F., Hensold, N., Acuy, Í. M., Cardozo, N. D., Huamantupa, I., Beltrán, H. W., Garciá-Villacorta, R., Mori Vargas, T. J., Neill, D. A., Fine, P. V. A., López-López, J. T., Iturri, G. N., Palacios, W., Revilla, N. S., & Calderón, W. T. (2019). Sixty-four new records for the flora of Peru from rapid biological inventories in the Peruvian Amazon. Revista Peruana de Biologia, 26(3), 379-392. https://doi.org/10.15381/rpb.v26i3.16780