Tropaeolaceae endemic to Peru

Blanca León

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Abstract

This is the «mashua» family. The Tropaeolaceae are represented in Peru by one genus, Tropaeolum, and 24 species (Brako & Zarucchi, 1993), all herbs and vines. Here we recognize 10 endemic species, which are found mainly in Very Humid Montane Forests and Mesoandean regions, between 1800 and 3200 m elevation. Only one endemic has been recorded within Peru's protected areas system.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)657s-658s
Number of pages0
JournalRevista Peruana de Biologia
Volume13
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2006

Keywords

  • Endemic plants
  • Endemism
  • Peru
  • Tropaeolaceae
  • Tropaeolum

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    León, B. (2006). Tropaeolaceae endemic to Peru. Revista Peruana de Biologia, 13(2), 657s-658s.