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Plant Diversity of an Andean Cloud Forest: Inventory of the Vascular Flora of Maquipucuna, Ecuador

Grady Webster


Based on work spanning a decade, this study of the Maquipucuna area on the western slopes of the Andes discusses the climate, vegetation, ecological relationships, and flora, and emphasizes the importance of the Maquipucuna area as a biological reserve. In addition to the checklist of the flora, which enumerates 1,650 species (including 228 species of pteridophytes and over 200 species of orchids), appendices give information on the floristic composition of communities, distribution of epiphytes, and elevational ranges of families and genera. The illustrations include a map, landscapes, and ch ... More

Keywords: Maquipucuna, Andes, climate, flora, biological reserves, epiphytes, elevational ranges

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780520098305
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520098305.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Grady Webster, author