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Agricultural Research Service

Title: Solanaceae endémicas del Perú

Authors
item Knapp, Sandra - NAT HISTORY MUS LONDON
item Spooner, David
item Leon, Blanca - UNIV OF TEXAS AUSTIN

Submitted to: Revista Peruana de Biología
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: June 15, 2007
Publication Date: July 15, 2007
Citation: Knapp, S., Spooner, D.M., Leon, B. 2007. Solanaceae endémicas del Perú. Revista Peruana de Biología. 13:612-643.

Interpretive Summary: Making lists of plants from certain regions have many practical uses, one of which is their use in planning nature preservation activities. The following list is part of the “Red List” of Peru’s flora and lists all of the recognized species of the tomato and potato plant family (Solanaceae) from Peru. The Solanaceae family ranks sixth among the most diverse families in species known only from (endemic to) Peru. The genera Solanum, Nolana and Jaltomata are the genera with more species endemic to Peru. Endemic taxa are found in almost all habitat regions, technically known as Mesoandean, Very Humid Montane Forests and Subtropical Costal Desert, from sea level 100 to 3800 m elevation. Thirty-six taxa have been recorded within Peru’s protected areas system. This list is useful as it is published as part of Peru’s “Red List” of endangered plants of Peru needing protection as endangered species.

Technical Abstract: The Solanaceae are among the most diverse families in the Peruvian flora, with about 42 genera and 600 species, mostly herbs and shrubs. Here we recognize as endemics 203 species and six varieties in 16 genera. This family ranks sixth among the most diverse families in endemic taxa. Solanum, Nolana and Jaltomata are the genera with more endemic species. Endemic taxa are found in almost all regions, mainly Mesoandean, Very Humid Montane Forests and Subtropical Costal Desert, from sea level 100 to 3800 m elevation. Thirty-six taxa have been recorded within Peru’s protected areas system. This list is useful as it is published as part of Peru’s “Red List” of endangered plants of Peru needing protection as endangered species.

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