Resource Details

Bosques relictos de los Andes peruanos: Perspectivas economicas (Relict forests of the Peruvian Andes: Economic perspectives)

Literature: Books or Book Chapters

Weigend, M., Dostert, N., Rodriguez-Rodriguez, E.F. 2006. "Bosques relictos de los Andes peruanos" in Botanica Economica de los Andes Centrales, M. Moraes, R., Ollgaard, B., Kvist, L.P., Borchsenius, F., Balslev, H., eds. Universidad Mayor de San Andres, La Paz, 2006, pp. 130-145.

Contact Info

Corresponding author: weingend@zedat.fu-berlin.de

Affiliations

  • Institut für Biologie - Systematische Botanik und Pflanzengeographie, Freie Universität Berlin, 14195, Berlin, Alemania
  • botconsult GmbH, Bergmannstr. 19, D-10961 Berlin, Alemania
  • Herbarium Truxillense (HUT), Universidad Nacional de Trujillo, Jr. San Martín 392, Trujillo, Perú

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Species Info

Carica candicans (checa)

Carica stipulata(timbura)

Eugenia quebradensis(gashmin)

Myrica fallax(llama)

Chrysophyllum contumacense(lúcuma de oso)

Larnax spp.

Jaltamata spp.

Description

This article is in Spanish (see below for English summary).

  • Este artículo repasa los bosques relictos en el norte de los Andes peruanos. Los bosques montanos de esta zona tienen mucho endemismo pero están fuertemente fragmentados y reducidos. Los bosques tienen un papel importante en la protección de las cuencas de agua para las ciudades y la irrigación agrícola en la costa en cuanto la calidad y el almacenamiento de agua.
  • Existen árboles frutales con potencial económica, como Carica candicans y Carica stipulata (más resistentes al frio que Carica papaya); Eugenia quebradensis, Myrica fallax, Chrysophyllum contumacense, Larnax spp. y Jaltamata spp

 

  • This article reviews the relict forests in the north of the Peruvian Andes. The montane forests of this zone have significant endemism but are severely fragmented and reduced in extension. The forests have a key role in the protection of the watersheds for the cities and irrigated agriculture of the coast of northern Peru with regards to the quality and supply of water.  
  • The authors suggest local several fruit trees with economic potential, such as Carica candicans y Carica stipulata (more cold resistant than Carica papaya); Eugenia quebradensis, Myrica fallax, Chrysophyllum contumacense, Larnax spp. y Jaltamata spp.

Geographical Region

  • Andean Region
  • Ecosystems

  • Montane Forest
  • Country

  • Peru
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