The montane forests of northern Peru are fragmented and range up to
3000 m (ca. 9800 feet) where they grade into alpine vegetation (jalca
or puna), and at their lower limits 1500 m (ca. 5000 feet), where they grade into
tropical deciduous forests, semiarid scrub, or ceja de montaña,
depending upon their versant.
This database contains the specimen-label information from over 20,000
collections from northern Peru (Departments Amazonas, Ancash,
Cajamarca, Piura, Lambayeque, La Libertad). Many of the
accessions are from a series of floristic inventories conducted by
Michael O. Dillon and his Peruvian collaborators. These efforts were
supported, in part, by National Geographic Society and covers an area
designated as a biodiversity hotspot.
Determinations of constituent records were largely provided by
taxonomic experts and the inventories have yielded over 5000 species, including ferns,
gymnosperms, and flowering plants. Detailed discussion of montane
forest distribution and generic listing can be found in Dillon, M. O.,
A. Sagástegui A., I. Sánchez V., S. Llatas Q., & N. Hensold. 1995.
Floristic Inventory and Biogeographic Analysis of Montane Forests in
Northwestern Peru. Biodiversity and Conservation of Neotropical
Montane Forests, pp. 251-269. The New York Botanical Garden, New York.
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