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Circumscription of the Region Covered by the Inventory

Grady L. Webster and Robert M. Rhode

in Plant Diversity of an Andean Cloud Forest

Published by University of California Press

Published in print April 2001 | ISBN: 9780520098305
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520915930 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520098305.003.0008
Circumscription of the Region Covered by the Inventory

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The checklist presented in this book is an inventory of the vascular plants of Maquipucuna and adjacent cloud forest areas of the western Andean slopes in Ecuador. It covers the floristic area of Maquipucuna, which lies within Cantón Quito, Provincia Pichincha and includes the Bosque Protector Maquipucuna, the Alambi Valley, Cerro Campana, Cerro Cachillacta, Cerro Negro, and all of the land east of the road between Tandayapa, Nanegalito, and Nanegal. The total area included is approximately 22,000 hectares, with an elevational range of 1100–2800m.

Keywords: vascular plants; Maquipucuna; Ecuador; Cantón Quito; Provincia Pichincha; Bosque Protector Maquipucuna; Alambi Valley; Cerro Campana; Cerro Cachillacta; Cerro Negro

Chapter.  340 words. 

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry

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